OFW in Taiwan Fined P170k for Breaking Quarantine Protocols
Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) based in Taiwan has been fined NT$100,000 or P170,000 for breaking quarantine protocols.
In a report of Focus Taiwan, Taiwan’s Department of Health claims that a Filipino migrant worker was fined NT $100,000 or the equivalent of nearly P170,000 after he broke the quarantine regulations because he left his room at a hotel in Kaohsiung city.
It only took eight seconds to leave the OFW hotel room, which arrived in Taiwan on November 13, 2020, to leave something in front of the door of the room of a fellow Filipino who was also quarantined at the said hotel.
According to the Department of Health, newly arrived migrant workers are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The Department of Health said the hotel’s surveillance camera saw the quick out of the OFW.
The video shows a hotel staff watching the Filipino quickly leave and return to his room. The authorities added that they regularly monitor surveillance footage from quarantine hotels.
They said those quarantined people must comply with the country’s epidemic prevention regulations. Fines for quarantine violations range from NT $ 100,000 to NT $1,000,000 or the equivalent of nearly P1.7 million.
Based on data from the Kaohsiung city government, from November 1 to December 5, 2020, up to nine foreign migrant workers have violated quarantine regulations.
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