Quarantined British woman not ‘incarcerated’: Taiwan officials

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/26/2020
By: Chen Wei-ting, Chang Chi, Tzeng Yi-shiuan and Emerson Lim

Photo courtesy of Hualien County Health Bureau

Taipei, March 26 (CNA) Taiwan government officials said Thursday that a British woman who is in quarantine in Taiwan due to COVID-19 coronavirus control measures has not been "incarcerated," as has been reported by the BBC.

At a press conference, Hualien County Health Bureau Director Chu Chia-hsiang (朱家祥) said the woman Natalie Dawson, along with her Australian partner Rohan Pixley, are in quarantine at a facility in Hualien, which was once a school dormitory.

They each have a single room of about 26 square meters, which is equipped with internet, a reading desk, chair, bed, and other basic necessities, and they have access to the bathrooms that are on each floor of the building, Chu said.

Dawson and Pixley have also been receiving three meals a day during their quarantine, which started shortly after they arrived in Taiwan on March 14, according to Chu.   [FULL  STO-RY]

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