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Taiwan's hefty fine on Filipino migrant worker who violates quarantine, double standard?

Taiwan's strict measures have been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and currently  a Filipino migrant worker was fined NT$100,000 for breaking qurantine rule for 8 seconds.

The NT$100,000 fine was imposed based to the standards stipulated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in the Communicable Disease Control Act according to Kaohsiung City Department of Health Senior Specialist Pan Chao-ying.

The hefty fine sparked controversy and debate among netizens regarding double standard or discrimination. 

Last November, four disc jockeys (DJ) who recently arrived in Taiwan to perform at a music concert, have each been fined NT$10,000 for breaking quarantine rules as they met in a common area and rehearse.

Foreigners and Taiwanese nationals are treated equally under the same standards, claimed by Kaohsiung' Department of Health.

 In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the Taiwanese authorities have strictly quarantined people from overseas, including those living in Taiwan, for 14 days in principle, and punished them for going out without permission.



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