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Taiwan fines coronavirus patient NT$300k, enters a dance club in Kaohsiung with no mask


A Taiwanese man who is infected with the new coronavirus will pay a penalty of NT$300,000 for not reporting his illness after returning home from Wuhan, China the ground zero of the virus.


The businessman, who arrived at Kaohsiung International Airport on Jan. 21 violates the Communicable Disease Control Act according to the Kaohsiung city government, Central News Agency reported.

The man is one of three people in Taiwan who had been diagnosed as suffering from the potentially deadly infection, which can cause pneumonia.

Before he was declared as a virus carrier, he visited a dance club in the southern Taiwan city the day after his return without wearing a face mask.


The dance club was closed this weekend and has begun disinfecting its premises, according to the local city government.



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