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Topic Reading-Vol.3169-12/14/2020

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2020/12/14 Topic Reading-Vol.3169-12/14/2020

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Man fined $3,500 for breaking Taiwan coronavirus quarantine for 8 seconds

As of December 7, only a little over 700 coronavirus cases had been confirmed in Taiwan, whose population is 23 million. The island state was quick to respond to the novel virus and implemented mass testing and contact tracing. Also, they managed the distribution of face masks smartly during the early part of the pandemic when the supply was scarce. And it seems they are quite determined to prevent the virus from spreading with decisive actions.

Recently, when a quarantined migrant worker stepped out of his hotel room into the hallway just for eight seconds, he was caught on CCTV camera. Then he was fined 100,000 Taiwan dollars or $3,500 by the health department.

Rule is rule. Taiwan seems to be dedicated to containing coronavirus pandemic without shutting the businesses or imposing lockdowns. Just a reminder. The US has been counting over 200,000 confirmed cases daily during the same time.

Enjoy reading the article and think about what could save more people.

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