Two charter flights from Wuhan with 361 Taiwan nationals on board arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday morning, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) reported Wednesday. Thirty people were reportedly not allowed to board the planes.
They were accompanied by 13 medical professionals, including four doctors and nine nurses who ensured preventative and safety measures during the flights. Also, ten ambulances and 22 buses were arranged to transport the travelers who are under quarantine, the center said.
A man among the evacuees had a fever and was denied boarding the flight, Chief Commander Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said. The center is trying to contact the national and expressed concerns on whether he would receive proper treatment in local hospitals.
Speaking of those who didn’t register and refused to undergo quarantine inspection, Chen said the reasons are still unknown because they haven’t interviewed them yet.
The center said that the 361 people who returned today will undergo health inspections within 48 hours before they are subject to a 14-day quarantine.