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2 Taiwanese teens could be facing NT$1-million fine for breaching quarantine to buy omelets

Two Taiwanese teens from Hualien could be facing a NT$1-million penalty each for breaching the quarantine act of Taiwan just to buy oyster omelet for their lunch, Taiwan News reported.

The teens posted photos in social media buying oyster omelets for their lunch. Friends sent concern about their situation and must stay in quarantine.

"You're crying just because we bought lunch?" wrote by one of the teens as authorities were soon alerted to their illegal activities.

All persons returning from overseas must undergo a two-week quarantine before they venture out according to Taiwan's regultions. Both teens came from the United States to Hualien on March 25.

The Hualien Department of Education confirmed the Hualien County Health Bureau has been notified of the incident. It will impose a fine on the students of between NT$100,000 to NT$1 million, in accordance with the law. (Photo Taiwan News)


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