361 Taiwanese evacuees from Wuhan under quarantine

The two charter flights from Wuhan with 361 Taiwan nationals arrived in Taiwan in Wednesday early morning.(CNA)
The two charter flights from Wuhan with 361 Taiwan nationals arrived in Taiwan in Wednesday early morning.(CNA)

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — 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) said, adding that 30 people were not allowed to board the planes.

Speaking of those who didn’t register and refused to undergo quarantine inspection, Chief Commander Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said the reasons are still unclear.

A man, for instance, had a fever and was refused to board the flight by Chinese authorities. The center has tried to contact the national and expressed concerns on whether he would receive proper treatment in local hospitals.

The center said that the 361 people who returned today will undergo health inspections within 48 hours before they will undergo a 14-day quarantine.

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.