DPP Legislator Violates Disease Prevention Rules 與確診者足跡重疊 立委陳明文遭匡列採檢

Previously, DPP Legislator Chen Ming-wen's footprints overlapped with a Chiayi principal that tested positive for COVID-19. However, he attended a public event the day after getting tested and pulled down his mask to give a speech. The Chiayi County Health Bureau said Chen violated regulations.


Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chen Ming-wen recently attended a public event in Chiayi County. He gave a speech during the event, and pulled down his mask in order to address the crowd. A Kuomintang Chiayi County councilor posted a photo of Chen at the event on her Facebook to show his violation of disease prevention regulations. Chen previously attended an event where a participant later tested positive, and was ordered to get tested. He got tested on March 19, and then attended a public event on March 20, during which he pulled down his mask. These actions violated self-health management regulations.

Chan Wan-chen, Chiayi County Councilor (KMT): “He should have been undergoing self-health management during this time instead of going out. If you're allowed to go out, then you should wear your mask properly at all times.”

Chen Shih-chung, Health and Welfare Minister: “First, we'll see if the timing of him taking off his mask violates our regulations. Second of all, we're supposed to avoid (taking public transport) during (the) self-health (management period).”

Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung tried to defend the legislator, saying it needs to be seen if the legislator's removal of his mask during self-health management violated any regulations. He also said people undergoing self-health management should avoid taking public transport and coming into contact with unknown people. Chen Ming-wen confessed to attending the public event, apologized, and said he is willing to receive any punishment.

Chen Ming-wen, Legislator (DPP): “The PCR test came back negative, so I thought, there should be no problems (going out) since I've gotten three vaccine doses. During the speech, my mask accidentally slipped off.”

Chao Wen-hua, Director, Chiayi County Health Bureau: “People are supposed to avoid going to public places in the three days after getting tested. If they absolutely have to go out, they must wear a mask. His actions violated the Communicable Disease Control Act, and we will issue a fine of between NT$3,000 and NT$15,000.”

Chiayi County's Health Bureau said Chen was tested on March 19 and attended a public event on March 20. This was a violation of the Communicable Disease Prevention Act, which carries a fine of NT$3,000 to NT$15,000. Chen asked for the highest fine to be levied, and the bureau will comply. The bureau also said there is no need to worry, as Chen and the confirmed case were both wearing masks when their footprints overlapped and Chen subsequently tested negative.

 

 

手拿麥克風,背後秀著嘉義縣新港鄉姐妹連線婦女,顯示立委陳明文出席地方活動,上台致詞的他,還將口罩拉到下巴,這張照片被國民黨嘉義縣議員詹琬蓁放在自己臉書,指控陳明文違反防疫規定,因為他曾跟確診的校長出席同一個活動,被匡列採檢,卻在19日檢驗後,20日就出席活動,甚至將口罩拉下來,違反自主健康管理規範。

國民黨嘉義縣議員詹琬蓁說:「應該這段時間,就要做好自主的健康管理,不應該外出,那就算你可以外出的話,也應該把口罩戴好。」衛福部長陳時中表示,「看他脫口罩的時機,是不是符合我們的要求,那第2個在自主健康(管理期),我們都是盡量避免(搭大眾運輸)。」

衛福部長陳時中替陳明文緩頰,說自主健康管理時,要看當事人脫口罩時機是否符合要求,但應盡量避免搭乘公共運輸,或是跟不特定人接觸。而陳明文也坦承出席公開活動,除了道歉也願意受罰。

民進黨立委陳明文說:「PCR採檢呈現是陰性,我個人覺得,我也打了3針,那應該是沒有問題(才出席),那在致詞的時候,口罩不慎脫落。」

嘉義縣衛生局長趙紋華則說:「採檢3天以內,是盡量避免到公共場所,那如果真的是需要外出的話,一定要戴口罩,以這樣的行為的話是會違反傳染病防治法,我們來處罰3千到1萬5。」

嘉義縣衛生局表示,陳明文19日採檢,20日出席公開活動,的確已違反疾病防治法,可罰3千到1萬5千元,陳明文要求自罰最高金額,衛生局也會採納,但疫調時確認過,陳明文與確診的校長,雖足跡重疊,但雙方都有戴口罩,加上陳明文採檢陰性,不用過於擔心,但針對他違反規定的部份,還是依法開罰。

 

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