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Man from New Taipei penalized for violating quarantine, go to a date with girlfriend

A 25-year old man from New Taipei has been fined NT$400,000 for breaching his home quarantine twice, he came from overseas according to a cosolidated report from Taiwan News.

The man violates the home quarantine twice, once for exercising in a park and again for going out to eat at a hot pot restaurant for five hours with his girlfriend.

The man surnamed Chen rented a luxury home in New Taipei City's Banqiao District and went abroad with friends in early March. After returning from overseas, Chen was told to undergo a standard home quarantine of 14 days from March 20 to April 5. 

However, only five days into his quarantine, on March 25 of 5pm, the man went to a nearby riverside park to exercise for about four hours and on March 28 of 6pm he ride his scooter and eat in a hotpot with girlfriend.

Police wish to remind the public that those who have been told to undergo home quarantine must stay inside their houses the full 14 days. Violators can be fined NT$100,000 up to NT$1-million.


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