Taiwan announces eight public venues where mask-wearing is compulsory

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Taiwan Health minister and Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (on Wednesday (August 5) announced eight public settings where mask-wearing will be compulsory, in response to the country’s increased coronavirus cases over the last few weeks.

Since late June, a few foreign nationals from Japan, Thailand, and Belgium have received a positive COVID test result after leaving Taiwan, all of them with unidentified sources of infection. Despite none of the cases’ contacts have been confirmed with the virus, a growing concern has arisen from the public over potential undetected local infections.

During a CECC press conference Wednesday afternoon, Chen said the new regulations will take effect immediately. He expressed hope that the public will respect the regulations and continue to maintain social distancing as well as personal hygiene, reported Liberty Times.

On Monday (August 3), the southern city of Tainan said it will re-enact its compulsory mask-wearing policy in all indoor spaces. Since then, both New Taipei City and Taichung City have taken similar measures and require face masks and a real-name registration system at crowded public places, according to CNA.



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