By: Liang Pei-chi and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Taipei handed down a maximum NT$1 million (US$32,965) fineWednesday to a man who was found to have broken his quarantine restrictions, Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) said that day.
The man is the first to receive the highest possible fine in the capital since the maximum penalty for such violation was raised from NT$150,000 to NT$1 million last month as a deterrent to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, according to the city government.
Huang told reporters that the man had returned to Taiwan from the Chinese city of Xiamen on Monday.
Upon his arrival at the Taipei Songshan International Airport, however, he refused to fill in the required health declaration form that requires people to write down where they will be staying for the compulsory 14-day home quarantine, according to Huang. [FULL STORY]