Filipina worker fined for breaching health protocols

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 26, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

 Filipina worker in Kaohsiung was fined NT$10,000 for breaching self-health management protocols after the city government discovered she had gone out to eat with friends before receiving the results of a COVID-19 test.

The woman arrived in Taiwan for work on Nov. 26 and completed her quarantine at a hotel on Dec. 11, the Kaohsiung Department of Health said in a statement on Wednesday.

The next day, she went to a hospital to undergo an out-of-pocket COVID-19 test and then ate hotpot for one-and-a-half hours with nine of her coworkers before her test result was released, the department said.

Her test result came back positive on Dec. 14 and the department found out about the hotpot incident during the contact-tracing process.   [FULL  STORY]

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