Taipei defends lighter quarantine fines than Kaohsiung’s

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/09/2020
By: Chen Yu-ting and Elizabeth Hsu

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Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) The Taipei City Department of Health said Wednesday that the controversial discrepancy in fines imposed recently in two cases of foreign nationals contravening quarantine rules in Taiwan was because of the different circumstances in each case.

The four visiting disc jockeys (DJs) who were each fined NT$10,000 (US$354) in November were housed in a private residence and did not leave the premises, although they did congregate in the living room to eat and rehearse for their show, without wearing masks, the department said.

In the case of the migrant Filipino worker who was fined NT$100,000 in Kaohsiung in November, he was quarantined at a hotel, where people are not permitted to leave their rooms, and he broke that regulation, said Yu Tsan-hua (余燦華), chief of the Taipei City disease control division.

The Filipino was caught on security camera slipping out of his room on Nov. 13 and placing something at the door of another room in the same hallway at the hotel, which took 8 seconds in total, according to the Kaohsiung city government.    [FULL  STORY]

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