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PUBLISHER: Container News (

Taiwan’s main container port, Kaohsiung, is implementing intensive testing of port workers after a growing Covid-19 cluster, which was traced to a man who conducted repair work on two ships in the port.

The man, who became infected with the highly contagious Omicron strain, subsequently transmitted the disease to his young son and other ship repair colleagues.

For the past week, Taiwan has been reporting daily new infections in the double-digits, of which many are in Kaohsiung. Yesterday saw 63 new infections, mainly caused by the highly contagious Omicron variant. Since the pandemic began, Taiwan had confirmed over 18,500 infections and was held up as an example for keeping the disease under control, but is now seeing a resurgence with the Omicron strain.

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