This EVA Air flight from Chengdu to Taipei arrived at 10:46 p.m. on Feb. 24. Centers for Disease Control personnel tested and disinfected the passengers on the tarmac. Among the 46 passengers on the flight were a hemophiliac youth and his mother, who had been stranded in Hubei.
We didn't see his mother. She was probably in isolation. She wasn't sitting with us.
A tour bus carried 44 passengers to a determined location, where they got off the bus. Under disease prevention regulations, they may not take public transportation and must undergo self-quarantine at home for the next 14 days. The passengers were therefore picked up by family members.
The situation is slowly improving in China. It's not like it was before.
Meanwhile, an ambulance ferried the youth and his mother to Taoyuan Hospital. Both were wearing protective clothing, including face masks and visors, as they entered the hospital. If they test negative twice, they will be remain under observation in isolation for 14 days. Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung said chartered flights will be used in principle to bring back stranded Taiwan nationals from Wuhan.
It's impossible to know how many people are coming out of Wuhan at this present stage. We will need to use chartered flights to handle these people, regardless of if they come directly out of Wuhan or they lived in Wuhan during this time and went to other places and now want to return. We will use the same standards and chartered flights to handle this situation.
The youth had previously run out of medicine during the time he was stranded in Hubei. Taiwan businesspersons worked together to get him medicine. Former diplomat Jerry Liu posted on Facebook on Feb. 23 that the youth in question was a Chinese national and emphasized that he was 100 percent Chinese. Liu subsequently posted an apology also via Facebook. The Mainland Affairs Council said the youth and his parents are all Republic of China nationals.