Civic group calls on government to bring stranded Taiwanese home

Focus Taiwan
Date: 02/01/2020
By: Lai Yen-hsi, Liu Chien-pang and Ko Lin

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) A civic group in Taipei called on the government Saturday to help bring home the 501 Taiwanese stranded in the Chinese province of Hubei, which has been placed on lockdown due to a serious coronavirus outbreak.

According to Hsu Cheng-wen (徐正文), who heads the Parents Association in Taipei, the majority of them are trapped in Wuhan, the epicenter of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic.

They have all expressed their wish to return home, and are willing to go into quarantine in Taiwan, Hsu said.

Many of the Taiwanese currently in Hubei are not business people living in the province but individuals who traveled there for short-term business activities, sightseeing trips or private visits to see relatives, he told reporters in Taipei.    [FULL  STORY]

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