TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Videos made by the first batch of Wuhan evacuees were released on Tuesday as they headed home after 14 days of mandated quarantine in isolated rooms.
In one video, children wearing masks thanked Minister “A-chung”, a nickname the press made for the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) Chief Commander Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), for bringing them home safely.
In another, three kids with masks said loudly “Go Taiwan.”
Tuesday marked the 15th day since the evacuees landed in Taoyuan International Airport on Feb. 4 at dawn.
Of the 247, only one was tested positive of the novel coronavirus, the CECC reported on the same day of their arrival. He is still under quarantine.
The remaining 246 went home via private cars or government-arranged coaches around 6 a.m. Tuesday.
CECC Chief Commander Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said that for the succeeding 14 days, they must only leave their homes when necessary and wear surgical masks when doing so.
They should also take their temperatures day and night, and call 1922, the epidemic response hotline when symptoms appear, Chen said.
Meanwhile, there are at least 980 Taiwanese residents and their family members still stranded in China, whose return remains unclear due to negotiation deadlock between Beijing and Taipei.