Confirmed infection for the first time in about 8 months in Taiwan Dismissed pilot who did not report contact
On the 20th, a New Zealand pilot in his 60s who entered Taiwan from the United States was confirmed to be infected, and then a Taiwanese woman in her 30s and two fellow pilots who were in contact with this pilot were confirmed to be infected. It is the first time in about eight months that a community-acquired infection has been confirmed in Taiwan.
The pilot did not properly declare his actions and contact information, so the Taiwanese authorities ordered a fine of NT $ 300,000 and a fine of approximately JPY 1.1 million.
In response, EVA Air, where it works, announced on the 23rd that it had dismissed the pilot because it “had a serious negative impact on the company’s reputation and impression.” The pilot had visited several places, including department stores, but told authorities that he did not remember where he went and did not tell him that he had contacted the woman.