Taiwan activists slam ‘discriminatory’ coronavirus migrant curbs

Commuters wear face masks inside a train in Taipei, Taiwan. The country is dealing with a surge in cases, stemming from airline staff who brought the virus into the country. – EPA pic, June 10, 2021.

TAIWANESE rights activists urged authorities to revoke a “discriminatory” ban on migrant workers going outside today after a Covid-19 outbreak spread to the island’s lucrative tech sector.

The local government in central Miaoli county this week imposed a stay-indoors order on all migrant workers unless they were explicitly commuting to work.

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