March 18, 2020 / 7:01 AM / 2 months ago

Taiwan reports 23 new cases of coronavirus, total now 100

An airport security guard looks at the flight information board as the Taiwanese government announced a ban for most foreigners entering the island, as part of preventive measures against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Taoyuan International airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s health minister on Wednesday reported 23 new cases of the coronavirus to take the total figure in the island to 100.

Chen Shih-chung told a news conference that 19 of the new cases were imported, mostly from Europe.

Reporting by Yimou Lee; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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