A New Zealand pilot who has been linked to Taiwan's first locally-transmitted coronavirus case in 255 days could lose his job, EVA Air said Wednesday.
The Taiwanese airline said it will convene an investigation and disciplinary committee, which could recommend dismissal if the pilot is confirmed to have violated Covid control measures. According to news reports, the unidentified New Zealander failed to provide complete information to Taiwanese contact tracing authorities after he tested positive for coronavirus.
The foreign pilot is also facing fines from the government.
"EVA Air complies with the government's epidemic prevention policy and strictly regulates flight crew," the company said in a statement. "The epidemic prevention policy does not differentiate between ranks, and EVA Air requires staffs to oversee each other to implement the prevention measures and report to the company if any violation is noticed. The company will punish the rule breaker if an investigation confirms the violation."
EVA Air added that it will continue to cooperate with authorities to improve its anti-epidemic measures and has disinfected its aircraft.
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