Written by: Huang Yongyu
Last update date: 2021-05-16 18:00
Taiwan's epidemic is severe, with a record-breaking increase of 206 local confirmed cases in a single day.
The Hong Kong government recently announced the tightening of quarantine arrangements. People arriving from Taiwan must be quarantined at designated hotels for 14 days and cannot choose home quarantine. The measures will take effect today (16th).
Some people who have returned to Hong Kong describe that the epidemic in Taiwan has begun to "heat up," so they rushed to quarantine the hotel to return to Hong Kong, but they said that there were not many choices. The number of cases has increased sharply, and the local "suddenly the market is quiet", but the situation is not considered panic.
The Hong Kong government recently announced the tightening of quarantine arrangements. People arriving from Taiwan must be quarantined at designated hotels for 14 days and cannot choose home quarantine.
(Photo by Zhang Haowei)
The reporter inspected the airport this afternoon. From the morning, flights from Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung will arrive in Hong Kong. After completing the inspection, passengers must pass through designated passages and then take a special bus to the quarantine hotel.
Miss Li, who returned to Hong Kong from Taichung, put on a blindfold to prevent the epidemic. She described that the epidemic in Taiwan has been rising recently. "Everyone is beginning to know that it is so serious." In early April, she visited her father home and worried that the quarantine period would be extended to the 21st, so she decided to return as soon as possible. port.
She said that because the Hong Kong government suddenly announced the tightening of quarantine arrangements, it was necessary to rush to the hotel. "It is less convenient, but public safety is the most important thing."
However, she bluntly said that it was very difficult to book a hotel, "It's so difficult to book, and everyone in the house is crazy." In the end, only the option far away from home was left. A total of 16,000 stayed in 14 days, and it took about 3 hours after arriving in Hong Kong. Wait for the test result before you can step out of the airport.
She believes that the Taichung epidemic is less severe than that of Taipei, but the overall situation is looser. "Many people don't wear masks."
Mr. Pan, who returned to Hong Kong from Taipei, pointed out that he had planned to return to Hong Kong today because of visiting his wife earlier. "It was originally a few days to return." He said that the number of cases in Taiwan has increased sharply by more than 180 yesterday, including Taipei and New Taipei. The level 3 alert was changed. "Suddenly the market was quiet." There were news reports that there was a panic buying trend in the market.
Pan said that because they had been vaccinated earlier, they only needed to be quarantined for 7 days at a cost of about several thousand yuan. "There is no way. The epidemic is suddenly sharp." He believes that Hong Kong people have been fighting the epidemic for more than a year, and everyone has become accustomed to it. I feel that the current situation in Taiwan is panic. "We are in a panic in Hong Kong."
In addition, some overseas students planned to return to Hong Kong from Taipei today. They bluntly said that the epidemic situation in Taiwan has been severe in the past two days, but there has been no panic buying in the market, and no students have returned to Hong Kong due to the epidemic. "Hong Kong and Taiwan are doing well. "When it comes to hotel quarantine, she said she didn't feel the trouble, "I prefer to stay in a hotel than a housing company."
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