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Taiwan to raise penalty to NT$1-million for those who escape the quarantine measure

Taiwan governing cabinet seeks the parliament on approval of the penalty that can reach up to NT$1 million to those who escape the quarantine measure imposed by the government.

Quarantine measure strives Taiwan to keep the novel coronavirus epidemic under control, Chinapost reported.

This measure is part of the “Special Regulations on Prevention and Relief of Severe Special Infectious Pneumonia Bill"

Previously, home quarantine and home isolation are regulated by the “Communicable Disease Control Act.” Violations are punishable by fines between NT$60,000 and NT$300,000 and between NT$10,000 and NT$150,000 respectively.

Once approved, the maximum penalty for violating both mandated quarantine and home isolation would be NT$1 million.

Quarantined personnel who escaped have incited fear and anger, and calls for heavier punishment by citizens of Taiwan. (Photo CNA)


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