Leehom Wang Fined For Violating Taiwan’s Health Management Measures
Taiwanese-American singer Leehom Wang (王力宏) was recently fined for failing to abide by Taiwan’s 7-day self-health management measures following his return from the United States.
Met Up to Celebrate End of Quarantine
In a photo shared by Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu (徐若瑄) on social media, she was at a gathering, which included celebrity couple Blackie Chen (陳建州) and Christine Fan (范瑋琪), to celebrate the end of Leehom’s mandatory 14-day home quarantine period.
However, netizens were quick to realize that Leehom who had just returned from USA, had yet to complete his 7-day self-health management, which was required by Taiwanese law after travelers test negative for Covid-19 at the end of their 21-day quarantine period.
Acknowledging his mistake and thanking fans and the media for their reminder in an Instagram post, he wrote, “I had really neglected to understand the 7-day health management after ending quarantine. I’m very apologetic to everyone. Sorry,” He added, “I will bear full responsibility for the violation, and will strictly complete the remaining three days of self-management.”
Similarly, Vivian put up an apology post, in which she promised the matter will not repeat itself.
Asked about Leehom’s violation at a press meet on September 18, Taipei’s Deputy Major Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) confirmed the news. A fine of 150,000 NTD (approximately $42,000 HKD) will be imposed on the star. Taiwan is one of the few territories which has kept its Covid-19 cases low. Last December, it was reported that Taiwan had imposed a 100,000 NTD fine on a man who left his hotel room for just eight seconds while on quarantine.
Source: HD.STHeadline, CNN
This article is written by JoyceK for Jaynestars.com.
Wow pretty hefty fine, my country gets half of the amount. It’s good though, makes people take prevention measures more seriously.
21 days Plus 7 days… I bet he made that error by mistake. LOL, but I happen to know many people who are expose for such behaviour due to their Friend posting their illegal gathering online… Leehom is not going to be the last.
I bet Vivian must be feeling very very guilty. I hope their friendship is not affected by this.
They should feel more guilty if they did end up infecting their friends and other innocent people.
I understand why Taiwan is so strict. My friend works in a Taoyuan hospital and the health system is not really equipped for a massive COVID outbreak. They are a small island with a dense population. The vaccine rollout is happening which is great, but I am glad that netizens are aware of these rules to keep the community safe.
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