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Taiwan president negative for COVID-19 after scare at residence

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By Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has tested negative for COVID-19 after a worker at her residence was confirmed to be infected, her spokesman said on Thursday, as the island reported 286 new domestic cases amid a spike in infections. Having for months been held up as an example of how to stop the virus in its tracks, Taiwan has over the past two weeks reported a spiralling number of infections in the community, with 1,572 cases. Presidential office spokesman Xavier Chang said a person who helped look after dogs at Tsai’s residence was confirmed inf…

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