Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, Taiwan has issued regulations stating that all arrival passengers need to undergo a 14-day quarantine period as well as those who have come into contact with confirmed cases.
To ensure that those under quarantine stay indoors, the government has provided some incentives in the form of ‘isolation care-packages’.
However, as different districts included different things in the packages, many took to the Internet to compare, resulting in quite a few laughs.
Most of the packages include snacks, instant noodles and face masks.
But some have opened theirs only to be met with some virus information pamphlets and a thermometer. Residents in Taichung shared their care packages online and commented below, “Let’s review, shall we? Here we have the mayor’s words of advice, some face masks and a thermometer.”
Though some care packages seem to be less-fortunately packed than others, online users have added that different district officials will include different things.
In a care package from Kaohsiung, eagle-eyed netizens pointed out that the government had kindly included large trash bags as those under quarantine need to separate their garbage from others living under the same roof to avoid possible cluster infections.
After looking through the photos shared online, netizens unanimously deemed those living in Taoyuan as the luckiest for their care packages were overflowing with snacks, cereal packets, water, instant noodles and beverages.
The abundance of food had many comparing the image to scenes seen during the Ghost Festival (中元節) when offerings are provided for the spirits.
Netizens also questioned whether this was all part of Taoyuan Mayor Chen Wen-tsan’s plot to fatten up the citizens so as to make himself appear thinner in comparison.
※ 【The China Post 英文中國郵報】reminds you:
Taiwan CDC asks that travelers who show symptoms such as fevers or coughs upon arriving in Taiwan need to put on a surgical mask and seek immediate medical attention. In addition, please inform authorities of any history of travel, occupation, contact, and cluster (TOCC) to facilitate timely diagnosis and prompt case-reporting. Call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922).