Kuwaiti man fined $35,000 for breaking quarantine to participate at IM 70.3 Kenting

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A Kuwaiti man participated at Ironman 70.3 Kenting (Taiwain) this weekend while he was still supposed to be in quarantine, the Pingtung Public Health Bureau stated on Sunday. According to the bureau, the man didn’t submit all the required COVID-19 documents during the registration for the event. It later turned out that he was still supposed to be in quarantine in a hotel in Taipei, where he was reported missing.

The man would have shown a recent negative COVID-19 test when he entered the country on Apr. 18, but was still required to be in quarantine until May 2. The head of the Taipei Health Department Disease Control Division, states he will be given a maximum fine of one million New Taiwan dollar (over US$35,000). Authorities are still trying to figure out whether the man wore a face mask during his train ride from Taipei to Pingtung. He has been sent to a facility in Kaohsiung to isolate for the remaining time.