By: Wang Shwu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu
The businessman, who arrived at Kaohsiung International Airport on Jan. 21, will be fined NT$300,000 (US$9,987) for violating the Communicable Disease Control Act, said Pan Chao-ying (潘炤穎), a specialist with the city's Department of Health.
He said the man, one of three confirmed cases of infection from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Taiwan, did not tell the relevant authorities that he had symptoms of an upper respiratory infection before he entered Taiwan.
Moreover, the man in his 50s visited a dance club in the southern Taiwan city the day after his return without wearing a face mask, Pan said, and because of his behavior, a female worker at the club developed symptoms Saturday morning and had to seek treatment. [FULL STORY]