Taiwan reports two new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases

Until last month's domestic transmission the island had not reported any local cases since April 12

  
Customers wear protective masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while shopping at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, January 10, 2021.

Customers wear protective masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while shopping at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, January 10, 2021.

Reuters/Ann Wang

TAIPEI - Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 since Dec. 22 - a doctor in a hospital, who was treating an already infected patient, and a nurse.

Until last month's domestic transmission the island had not reported any local cases since April 12, with the vast majority of infections in people coming to Taiwan from overseas.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Himani Sarkar) ((ben.blanchard@thomsonreuters.com;))

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