Immigration Detention Center Outbreak Snowballing 宜蘭收容所確診率高 移民署:原地隔離

The detention center outbreak in Yilan continues to grow like a snowball, with 208 out of 276 people testing positive for a total case count of 244 so far.


The immigration detention center in Yilan has earned a new nickname: purgatory on earth. The outbreak at the center is spiraling out of control, with 208 of 276 people tested on the 22nd testing positive. The center has reported 244 cases so far, including people detained at the center, staff and family members.

Hsu Chiu-chun, Deputy Director, Public Health Bureau, Yilan County: “The people detained here, including staff, are relatively younger so most have mild or no symptoms.”

The National Immigration Agency says all central guidelines were followed and those that have tested positive will be treated on-site if needed. The public health bureau says most of the people detained at the center are young and experiencing mild or no symptoms. Yilan residents are very worried the epidemic is spreading uncontrollably.

Citizen: “The epidemic is spiraling out of control and everyone needs to take preventive measures. Stop pointing fingers. It's pointless.”

(Are you afraid the outbreak at the center will spread into the community?) Yes, but what can I do? (Just protect yourself.) Right, just protect myself.

Meanwhile, the case count at Toucheng's Daxi Fishing Harbor now stands at 34 with four more people testing positive on the 24th.

Tsai Wen-yi, Acting Toucheng Township Chief: “...from 1:30 to 5 p.m., and then we will administer tests. After that, the Toucheng Township Office will disinfect the harbor, including the marketplace.”

The county government set up a free testing station at the harbor on the 25th. The fish market will be closed for three days.

 

 

 

民眾在臉書粉絲專頁放上圖卡質疑移民署宜蘭收容所防疫,由於宜蘭收容所群聚案持續擴大,縣衛生局22日當天篩檢276人,有208人確診,確診率達7成5,相關傳播鏈包括受收容人、工作人員與親屬,已經累計已經有244人染疫。

宜蘭縣衛生局副局長徐秋君回應:「針對目前的收容人,包含工作人員確診的情形,因為這些收容人他相對比較年輕,所以他大部分都是無症狀或輕症的部分。」

面對收容所的確診比率高,移民署發聲明,指出都有按指揮中心規範防疫,目前受收容人仍採取原地隔離照護。衛生局說,收容所的確診者多數因為比較年輕,大部分都是無症狀或輕症的部分,這些人都會先以就地分艙分流安置,而宜蘭民眾對於縣內疫情不斷延燒,也都相當憂心。

民眾說:「現在疫情越來越嚴重,我覺得大家還是做好防疫措施,不要再怪東怪西,沒有用。」

也有民眾表示:「會(擔心)啊,不過也沒辦法,自己防疫做好就好啦。」

另外,頭城鎮大溪漁港魚販群聚案也不斷擴大,昨日再新增4人確診,已經累積確診34人。

頭城鎮代理鎮長蔡文益表示:「下午1點半到5點的當中,然後我們給民眾來做篩檢,篩檢完後,頭城鎮公所也會針對於整個漁港裡面,包括攤商位置,來做一個全面的再一次的清消動作。」

頭城公所協調縣府縣府,25日下午將派駐醫療團隊到大溪漁港北面停車場,開設免費快篩站,讓有疑慮的民眾盡快進行篩檢,大溪漁港漁夫市集攤位,也決定今起休市3天。

 

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