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Quarantine violators to be penalized harshly, max fine of NT$1-Million

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that those who violates Lunar New Year holiday quarantine measures would face harsh penalties, maximum fine of NT$1-Million.

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung who also heads the CECC said that severe punishment will be given to violators of the quarantine measures.

People who leave their quarantine location can be fined NT$100,000 for leaving for up to two hours, NT$200,000 for two to six hours, NT$300,000 for six to 24 hours, NT$600,000 for 24 to 72 hours and up to a maximum of NT$1 million for more than 72 hours.

All fines were written under the Communicable Disease Control Act. Police would also play a role in preventing quarantine breaches.

Travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stay for seven days in a quarantine hotel or self-paid centralized facility followed by seven days of quarantining at home.

Others can quarantine for 10 days in a quarantine hotel or facility followed by four days at home. (Photo CNA)

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