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Pinoy migrant worker penalized NT$100,000 for breaking quarantine rules for just 8 seconds

A Filipino migrant worker in Kaohsiung has been penalized amounting NT$100,000 (P170,000) for leaving his room at a quarantine hotel for a mere eight seconds, still counts as a violation.

According to the Department of Health of Kaohsiung, the Filipino migrant worker have stepped out of the hotel room for eight seconds to leave something at the door of another room for a friend who was also in quarantine on the same floor.

The migrant worker arrived in Taiwan last Nov 13 as the man's actions were caught on surveillance camera, and hotel personnel reported the matter to the health authorities.

He was fined NT$100,000 because he was in mandatory 14-day quarantine and he breaks into it resulting to a violation.

Kaohsiung city government has been asking hotel managers to more closely monitor guests who are in quarantine, according to the health department, ina report by CNA.

The city government added that between Nov. 1 and Dec. 5, nine foreign migrant workers in Kaohsiung were found to have violated quarantine rules. The penalty for breaking quarantine regulations in Kaohsiung is a fine of NT$100,000 to NT$1 million.



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