老外看台灣/老外羨慕台灣照常辦音樂節 DJ卻因這原因全部遭罰 | ‘Ultra Taiwan’ wins int’l praise, but DJs fined for skipping quarantine

Ultra Taiwan received immense praise from the foreign community before four participating DJs are fined for violating quarantine regulations. (Photo courtesy of @Kayzo/Twitter)

【看CP學英文】台灣2020超世代音樂節今年邀請了四大DJ:Kayzo、Vini Vici、Slander 和 Alesso,而因台灣控制疫情的措施相當良好,音樂節於週六照常舉行引來國外網友的羨慕。

Taiwan’s recent “Road to Ultra: Taiwan 2020” event came to a close on Saturday. The show which featured DJs Kayzo, Vini Vici, Slander and Alesso was allowed due to Taiwan’s relative success in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, eliciting many “jealous” responses from social media users abroad.

活動雖然舉辦的非常成功,不過卻在最後一刻,因為四大DJ違反台灣隔離辦法,最後四位各被判罰新台幣1萬元。

Even though the festival was held without a hitch, the four DJs found themselves in hot water after it was revealed that they violated quarantine regulations prior to the performance. All four foreigners have been subjected to a fine of NT$10,000 per person.

外媒記者Farbod Esnaashari週日在推特上發文表示:「這是台灣今年的超世代音樂節。台灣已經超過200天沒有境內感染。當國家和人民真正在乎和關心防止疫情的傳染真好。」

The event still drew praise and admiration from the members and friends of the foreign community, following foreign media correspondent Farbod Esnaashari’s tweet on Sunday.

“This is Ultra Festival in Taiwan right now. Taiwan has had over 200 days without a domestic COVID-19 infection. Must be nice when your country and people actually care about stopping COVID-19.,” Esnaashari wrote.

The event still drew praise and admiration from the foriegn community, following foreign media correspondent Farbod Esnaashari’s tweet on Sunday. (Screengrab from Twitter)

他的推文立刻得到外國網友熱烈回應,其中一位美國網友表示自己的國家的人民雖然口口聲聲說愛美國,卻自大到了極點。他宣稱自己經常出差,看到無數國家疫情控制的比美國好。

His tweet immediately garnered enthusiastic responses from other social media users as one such person living in the U.S. claimed that though Americans love voicing their devotion to their country, they can be arrogant to a fault.

He added that as he frequently goes on business trips abroad, he can attest that many other countries have contained the virus better than the U.S.

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也有另一位外國網友回應指出,東亞國家人民只要有不舒服或不想被傳染,戴口罩並不是一件大事,他點出自己無法理解為什麼這對西方國家的人卻是一個這麼嚴重的問題。

Another social media user also pointed out that citizens of East Asian countries wear a face mask when they are uncomfortable or simply, don’t want to get sick. 

He emphasized that wearing a face mask isn’t a big deal and wondered why many in western countries find it a problem or violation of rights.

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DJ Kayzo 也在音樂節結束後發文感謝台灣,並稱:「完全無法用言語形容我現在的感受。可以體驗這樣的行程真的太超現實了。表演過程我多次差點落淚。我真的由衷謝謝台灣超世代音樂節。」

In addition, DJ Kayzo also took to Twitter to thank Taiwan after his performance, writing: “No words to describe this moment. Surreal to feel this again. I almost teared up multiple times during the set. Ultra Taiwan thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

然而他的感動可能相對的短暫,因中央流行疫情指揮中心於當(14)日表示來台的四位DJ於隔離期間共處一室吃飯和排練,甚至上傳影片遭民眾檢舉

However, his lingering feelings of happiness may be short-lived as the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) revealed on Saturday that all four DJs had violated quarantine regulations and were videoed eating together and practicing their sets in the same room. 

The uploaded videos were subsequently flagged by social media users. 

DJ Kayzo’s lingering feelings of happiness may be short-lived as the CECC revealed on Saturday that all four DJs had violated quarantine regulations. (Photo courtesy of @Kayzo/Twitter)

指揮中心發言人莊人祥表示北市衛生局、警方介入了解,每人開罰新台幣一萬元。

莊人祥說,這幾人明顯沒有遵守一人一室規定,未來將持續追蹤後續狀況。

CECC spokesperson Chiang Jen-Hsiang explained that the Taipei Department of Health and the police have since investigated the situation and all four DJs have been fined NT$10,000, respectively.

Chiang added that it was evident from the videos that they violated the “one room per person” rule and will be monitored following this incident. 

北市衛生局表示,已開立裁處書,星期一(16日)會寄出,收到後7日內4人須繳交罰款給衛生局,否則會先催繳一次,再不交就會移送行政執行署處理。

The Taipei Department of Health will send out the fine notification today and added that the DJs should pay the fines within 7 days of receiving the notice.

If they fail to do so, they will be reminded again before the case be sent to the Administrative Enforcement Agency.