Virus Outbreak: Britons’ pan of quarantine to BBC ‘not true’

FALSE INFORMATION: The report quoted the mother of a British woman quarantined in Taiwan as saying that her daughter and the daughter’s partner are ‘in prison-like conditions’

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 27, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao and Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporters
A BBC report that quotes Britons’ complaints

A room at the Hualien County’s quarantine center is pictured in an undated photograph.
Photo provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

about quarantine conditions they experienced in Taiwan is not true, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday, expressing regret over damage done to the nation’s reputation for competent disease-prevention measures.

The BBC report published on Wednesday quoted the mother of a British woman quarantined in Taiwan as saying that her daughter and the daughter’s partner were quarantined on Wednesday last week and are being kept “in prison-like conditions.”

“The room is filthy. She has no hot water and nowhere to wash her clothes,” the mother was quoted as saying, without naming the location of her quarantine.

Refuting the report at a news conference in Taipei yesterday, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, said that the center “did not mistreat” the couple.    [FULL  STORY]

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