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Under the sincere request of my daughter on the day when California urged residents practice "shelter in home", my wife and I decided to go back to Taiwan to accept a "quarantine at home" for 14 days.
This morning when arriving at Taipei airport, we immediately joined a long queue for registering ourselves as "quasi-patients", who came from the areas on the list of third-grade warning. The registration procedure was time-consuming but somewhat effective. Because the inbound passengers were all stopped at registration point, so they cost minor efforts all the way to pass through luggage claim and custom check until they got to the outside transpotation area.
Being "quasi-patients", we were not allowed to take buses or airpot subway back home. (In fact, I did not see any public buses running around the terminal then.) The so-called "sterilized taxi-cabs" became our only choice, unless there were private cars to pick us up. The queue was even longer than the registration line we had encountered inside the airport. Anyway, we got on a cab and got back home, finally!
No sooner had we stepped into our apartment than my cell phone rang. It was the calling from Li office in my neighborhood. The lady staff told me to confine myself in the apartment, not to go anywhere until April 05, not even go downstairs to drop gabage in the designated area within the building. She also said the Li office will send me some masks and provide other assistance whenever and whatever necessary, of course she will ACTIVELY call me for any requests may have. Except thanks what else could I say; I am a low-abiding person!
PS A guy told me what he encountered the other day when he came to Shanghai from California. He was not allowed to take on any kind of transpotation except on a specially-assigned municipal bus that taking him to the nearest designated point where he must change another community bus to take him back to his apartment. Needless to say, he had to imprison himself in his apartment for 14 days.
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