Expects Taiwan to Be Chaotic This Week: Ko 柯:居隔多恐癱瘓社會機能 本週全台會大亂

Taipei City mayor and deputy mayor are currently self-quarantine at home. Mayor Ko Wen-je said he is worried as the number of people quarantined increases, social institutions may be paralyzed as a result. 


People exercising outdoors should be naturally more careful as the epidemic spreads. A New Taipei man went out to play basketball with friends even after he was diagnosed with the virus. He kept posting updates on Instagram Stories during the entire time. Some netizens couldn't stand the violation and took screenshots to report the case. Now, the New Taipei Health Department has decided to impose heavy penalties.

Kao Shi-chi, Spokesperson, Health Department, New Taipei: “He is a subject of our home quarantine care program, so he must be quarantined at home in his own room. He is already diagnosed with the virus. He went out without permission, knowing that he was diagnosed. And he also openly posted his actions online, which is a serious challenge to the government's public authority. After considering all the circumstances, we decided to fine him NT$1.5 million.”

This man from New Taipei's Sanxia received a positive PCR test on April 14. He was supposed to be quarantined at home but did not comply with epidemic prevention regulations. He did not shy away from his time outside playing basketball and shopping, as he posted on his Instagram feed. Due to the serious violations, the health department forcibly transferred him to a centralized quarantine center and fined him NT$1.5 million. 

Taipei City, which is also severely affected by the epidemic, launched a pilot home care program on April 18. Mayor Ko Wen-je and Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan are currently in quarantine at home because they came in contact with a confirmed case. They are holding epidemic prevention meetings by video conference.

Ko Wen-je, Taipei Mayor: “It is very clear to me there will be chaos in Taiwan this week. Think about it. Now there are 60,000 people quarantined at home. How much effort will be spent to take care of these 60,000 people?”

More and more people are being quarantined as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise. Mayor Ko worries that social institutions may be paralyzed as a result. 

 

 

民眾戶外運動,在疫情緊蔓延時,本來應該更小心防疫,但新北市一名男子確診後還外出和朋友外出打球,整段過程還不斷在IG發限時動態,有網友看不下去截圖檢舉,新北市衛生局決定重罰。

新北衛生局發言人高詩琪指出:「他是我們居家照護的對象,所以他必須要在家中做『一人一室』隔離,他已經是確診者,明明知道自己是確診還私自外出,而且還公然PO網,嚴重挑戰公權力,所以我們決定,在考量種種情況之下要重罰他150萬元。」

新北市三峽區這名男子,4月14日PCR採檢確診,原本要在家隔離,他卻不遵守防疫規定,4月16日把手機放家中偷跑出門,到球場打籃球,也外出購物,甚至全程不避諱發在自己的限時動態,由於違規情節嚴重,衛生局強制移送集中檢疫所,並開罰150萬元。

另外疫情同樣嚴峻的台北市,4月18日試辦居家照護,市長柯文哲和副市長黃珊珊,因為曾經和確診者接觸,目前在家隔離,改採用視訊舉行防疫會議。

台北市長柯文哲說:「我都可以非常清楚,這個禮拜全台會大亂,你想想看現在6萬人被居家隔離,你為了照顧這6萬人要花多少力氣。」

國內本土確診人數不斷增加,被居隔的人數也越來越多,柯文哲擔心,社會機能可能因此癱瘓,更直言本週全台會大亂,當務之急,必須避免經濟受影響。

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