Thai woman arrested in Taiwan
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A Thai woman in Taiwan was arrested for not paying the fine of NT$1 million (~฿1,090,000) to Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare and trying to escape the country after she broke her 14-day quarantine orders by giving officials a fake address and contact information.
Government officers could not contact woman
The woman arrived in Hualien, Taiwan as a tourist on 18th March 2020, and filled in fake information, including her address and contact, on the immigration document required by the Taiwan government at the airport.
Therefore, government officers could not contact the woman to follow up on whether she was complying with the mandatory self-quarantine order for all arrivals. They decided to get assistance from the police in finding her, reports EBC TAIWAN.
Woman found at railway station and arrested
Hualien Railway Station
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With the help of the police, the woman was found at Hualien Railway Station trying to leave the city on 26th March 2020. The woman was put on quarantine at a quarantine centre arranged by the government and fined NT$1 million to Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare for breaking home quarantine.
However, the woman did not pay the fine within the required time. Therefore, officials issued additional restrictions and are not allowing her to leave the country. The woman will be facing prosecution in Taiwan.
2,857 cases of curfew violations in Thailand
Additionally, Thailand has imposed a curfew with a punishment of up to 2 years in prison and/or a fine of up to ฿40,000 if anyone is found to be violating the law. There have been 2,857 cases of people breaking the curfew from 3rd April 2020 to 7th April 2020.
In order to help end the pandemic, every country is taking preventive measures. Citizens are recommended to follow the measures for safety reasons .