Overseeing quarantine a 24-hour job for district clerks

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 30 March, 2020
By: Leslie Liao

Keeping tabs on quarantined individuals is a 24-hour job for local clerks

Taiwan has kept a tight watch on people under quarantine in order to halt the spread of COVID-19. On the frontlines are local office clerks who check up on the people in quarantine every day. They also deliver supplies, answer questions, and handle complaints. And what’s more, they’re on-call 24 hours a day.

A district office clerk in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, checks up on a resident who’s under quarantine. Sometimes she turns on the video function to make sure they are actually in their home. 

Every day, this clerk has to check up on over 70 people in quarantine. And her work isn’t limited to just making phone calls. Some days, she has to hop on her scooter and deliver food and medical supplies. She does her rounds and delivers the goods, carrying half-a-dozen bags over her shoulders.    [FULL  STORY]

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