TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Health authorities in Taiwan are quarantining 5,000 people while looking for the source of two coronavirus cases linked to a hospital.
Officials said they have not been able to identify how the husband and wife became infected after a brief hospital stay.
Those asked to quarantine include patients who were discharged from Taoyuan General Hospital between Jan. 6-19 and their caregivers.
The cluster has grown to 15 cases.
Taiwan has been applauded for its swift and sustained efforts to contain COVID-19, with just seven deaths and fewer than 900 confirmed cases, despite its proximity to China, where the pandemic began.