Taiwan’s EVA Airways has fired a pilot accused of spreading the country’s first corona virus in eight months.
The airline said the unnamed pilot, New Zealand, was the cause of an infection in a local woman, the first local case in 253 days. Yahoo! News. The company said in a statement that the pilot violated public safety rules “causing serious damage to the company’s reputation and image.”
Despite being reminded of the mask rule by a Taiwanese colleague, the man allegedly worked without a mask, after which he tested positive, the airline said. Yahoo! has fined $ 6,10,600 for failing to “truly” account for its actions and contacts during a December 12 flight from the United States that allegedly caused a cough.
Taiwan’s Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said 170 of the 173 people who had contact with the victim had tested negative. The pilot is believed to have visited two department stores between the other two locations, but previously could not remember where he was and did not tell authorities he had been in contact with the victim, the report said.
According to current regulations any pilot coming to the island must be isolated for three days for overseas travel, which will be tightened as a result of the explosion.
Taiwan, which sealed its borders and implemented locking measures at the onset of the epidemic, recorded only 776 cases of the virus and seven deaths. Between April and December a few Taiwanese nationals and foreigners returned for each case of the virus.
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