「I know there has been a huge amount of press attention after an article about my quarantine in Taiwan. I feel that much of this is inaccurate so I wanted to give my perspective on an issue that feels like it’s been blown out of proportion.
I fully respect Taiwan’s approach to quarantine and I have never questioned the importance of it. When I first arrived at the quarantine centre there were some issues but these were all resolved working with the centre management and British Office and I am very grateful for that.
I know my mum has been very worried, with me so far away, in unfamiliar surroundings and at a time of a global health pandemic, but I never asked or wanted her to speak to the press. I really regret that happened and I am pleased the article has now been removed.
Taiwan is somewhere I’ve been excited about visiting for so long. I am very grateful to the Taiwanese authorities for their support during my quarantine and I am sorry that this has happened.」