A China Airlines co-pilot, who went out while he was supposed to be in quarantine in August, has been fined NT$600,000 (US$21,370) for violating quarantine rules.
In a statement released Thursday evening, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said it had fined the co-pilot, surnamed Lin (?), for going out six times during a five-day quarantine period. The pilot did not test positive for COVID-19.
The CAA said it also fined China Airlines NT$2 million for the carrier's failure to fulfill its responsibility to closely supervise its staff.
The CAA said the co-pilot returned to Taiwan on Aug. 16 after working a flight from Frankfurt and was supposed to stay isolated for five days until Aug. 21.
Lin was given a demerit and suspended from flying, and his pilot qualifications were canceled indefinitely, according to a decision made at a China Airlines human resources arbitration committee meeting on Sept. 30.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel