Virus outbreak: Thousands return home to escape worst of outbreakBy Chu Pei-hsiung and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writerTaiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday experienced an influx of Taiwanese returning from Europe and the US, many of whom said they had returned despite higher ticket prices as they are concerned about family members amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 5am and 7am yesterday, 17 flights landed at the airport carrying 2,400 passengers, many of them from Australia and the US, Taoyuan International Airport Corp data showed. A Taiwanese studying abroad, center, arrives at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in protective clothing yesterday. A student returning from San Francisco surnamed Huang (黃) said that she had purchased a biohazard suit and would not take it off until she had left the airport. People returning to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday wear masks and protective clothing as they wait at a quarantine counter.
Source: Taipei Times March 20, 2020 15:56 UTC