TAIPEI: Taiwan will place video-conferencing equipment in the homes of people quarantined for SARS to monitor their whereabouts in a desperate bid to contain the spread of the virus, officials confirmed yesterday.
And with the SARS epidemic escalating in the capital, the Taipei city government announced all passengers on the metro system must now wear protective masks or be fined up to 7,500 Taiwan dollars (RM820
The video-conferencing technology, which transmits images and sounds, will be installed from today in the homes of those people ordered into compulsory quarantine, Interior Minister Yu Cheng-hsien told reporters.
By randomly checking with the people on the list through the equipment ... the authorities would be able to control the whereabouts of the people quarantined, Yu said. AFP
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