Taiwan businessman spits at police after NT$1 million quarantine fine

Man refuses to wear mask and pushes medical workers in N. Taiwan hospital

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/13
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taoyuan General Hospital. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese man who was fined NT$1 million (US$33,000) for violating quarantine regulations spat at police officers and assaulted medical workers when he was asked to put on a mask, on Friday (March 13).

On Thursday, the 29-year-old, surnamed Lu (盧), became the first person in Taoyuan City to be handed a NT$1 million fine after he sneaked out of his home four times while on quarantine. Lu also refused to fill out the requested information upon his return from Xiamen, according to CNA.

Following the fine, Lu was transferred to a facility in Taoyuan to finish his 14-day quarantine. However, Lu intentionally swallowed a large number of sleeping pills Friday morning, forcing quarantine officers to take him to the nearby Taoyuan General Hospital for treatment.

When he was asked to put on a mask before entering the hospital, Lu claimed he did not have the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and proceeded to spit at the police officers to prove his point. He then shouted at the medical staff from the hospital before pushing them, reported Liberty Times.    [FULL  STORY

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