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A man was fined 3,500USD for 8 seconds of quarantine violation in Taiwan

by Victoria

Taiwan has a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine order for anyone entering the country amid an ongoing pandemic.

A man in Taiwan was fined $ 3,500 for violating quarantine rules for eight seconds, according to health officials.

The man – identified by officials as an immigrant worker from the Philippines – walked out of his room at a quarantine hotel (one of 56 hotels in Kaohsiung City provided a total of 3,000 rooms for the entry). isolated target) and recorded by the surveillance camera. hotel employees, according to the Central Taiwan News Agency (CNA).

Health officials said the man left his room for eight seconds and left something on the doorstep of his friend’s house, who is on the same floor of the quarantined hotel.

Hotel staff reported the man to the city’s health department. He was fined NT $ 100,000 ($ 3,500).

a group of people standing in front of a building: A man in Taiwan wears a face mask while cleaning a handrail behind a sign telling people how to wash their hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19. SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images
A man in Taiwan wears a mask while wiping the railing behind a sign instructing people to wash their hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

All foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Taiwan starting March 19, except for those holding a Foreign Resident Certificate or document proving they are on diplomatic business, business or Other special urgent missions. All participants are currently required to carry out quarantine at home 14 days, regardless of nationality.

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drdzung December 17, 2020 - 7:52 pm

haha that’s funny

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