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Taiwan to give NT$1,000 per day to individuals subject for a 14-day quarantine

Taiwan to give NT$1,000 per day in compensation to those individuals whom are subject to home isolation or home quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Those individuals are entitled to monetary compensation for the mandatory movement constraints on them.

If an individual is subject for quarantine together with their family members who take unpaid leave for isolation and will act as the caregiver will both get the NT$1,000 compensation per day.

"Regulations Governing Compensation for Periods of Isolation and Quarantine for Severe Pneumonia with Novel Pathogens," limited to the family member of the home quarantined without self-care ability in daily life, such as children under the age of 12, CNA reported.

Those who have had contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and those arriving from China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Iran and Italy -- the countries listed in the Level 3 Warning of Taiwan's three-tier travel advisory system are all subject to mandatory 14-day home quarantine.

The said compensation is a directive from the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Taiwan currently have a total of 47 confirmed cases and one fatality.


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