Just for violating quarantine regulations in a matter of eight seconds, a Filipino worker in Taiwan was required to pay $3,500 (PhP5,961) as a fine.
According to reports, the Filipino migrant worker was caught on cam stepping out from his hotel room where he was quarantined for COVID-19. After seeing the CCTV footage, the hotel staff reached out to Taiwan’s Department of Health to state the recorded violation.
According to the rules in Taiwan, those people under quarantine are not allowed to step foot outside their rooms no matter how quick it is.
The country has kept close monitoring of the pandemic and they had it under control all thanks to the fast and early preventive measures that they pursued. They are very cautious in opening their borders and the country is still mostly closed to visitors.
Taiwan also maintained a low COVID-19 number of cases with only around 100 active cases in total. All of these people are hospitalized or under isolation.
Furthermore, the government has tightened the measure in fighting against the pandemic. They are now requiring arrivals to secure negative COVID-19 test results upon their arrival in Taiwan.
Source GMA News