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Taipei man fined NT$1-million for breaching home quarantine, stayed 4 days in internet café


A man from Taipei City will be fined NT$1 million for breaching Taiwan's home quaratine measure after ataying 4 days in a internet café in the city, reported by Taiwan News


Media reports named the man as Chen Tse (陳冊) who had travel from China's capital Beijing and arrived in Taiwan last March 21 then instructed to have a 14-day home quarantine.

When authorities looked him up at the address he had given, they could not reach him. The man spent all his quarantine days in the internet cafe together with the other people.

The Taipei City Government publicized his name and basic data on Tuesday (March 24) in an effort to mobilize the public to locate him. During the evening, he was found at an Internet café in the capital’s Zhongzheng District.


He will become the city’s second resident to be fined the maximum NT$1 million for his actions as he spent more than 72 hours outside his home.

Taipei City deputy mayor called on the central government to assign more staff and volunteers to the quarantine effort. (Photo CNA)

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