In this thread on BGG, game designer Tom Lehmann addresses this concern. User joekeck posted this as a reword:
"if any cities contain any cube(s) (other than purple) that do not match that city's color, then add an additional cube of that cube color"
and Tom responded:
In spirit, yes. The problems with this wording (which is similar to the wording I ...
IMHO, you need to add a cube to the non-native cubes
so LA (which is yellow) but has a blue cube RECEIVES an extra blue cube
Mexico (which is yellow) and has both a blue and yellow cube RECEIVES an extra blue cube (not a yellow one, because that IS matching)
No you can't as the rules specifically state that you place a quarantine market at level 2 as an action. If you where able to upgrade it then it would include that in the rules.
As an action, a player may impose a quarantine on the city he is in by
placing a quarantine marker in that city with its "2" side face up. A player
may not put a ...
Pandemic co-creator Tom Lehmann gave an example (answering another question, admittedly) indicating that further outbreaks add only one cube.
In your Manila/Taipei example, each with three cubes, you will first place 2 cubes in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Osaka; then do one chain reaction outbreak in Manilla, placing cubes in San Francisco, Sydney, Ho Chi ...
CDC Planes grounded states
Players cannot move by direct, charter, or shuttle flight (or the event airlift).
The First Responders ability is
• As an action, you may move to any city with a research station.
• Immediately after an Epidemic, you may – out of turn – move to the epidemic city and Treat Disease there (before Infections).
Neither of these ...