Taiwan’s cap on indoor gatherings rises to 50 on July 27

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

As part of Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) plans to lower epidemic control restrictions to Level 2, limits on indoor gatherings will be lowered to 50, while restaurants can open for indoor dining.

After a Cabinet meeting on epidemic control measures, following a plan presented by the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC), Premier Su Tseng-chang ruled that Taiwan can lower its nationwide Level 3 alert which has served as a “soft lockdown” to Level 2. Among the new measures to go into effect on July 27 is a relaxing of the limit on group gatherings from five or more people indoors to 50 or more, and 10 or more outdoors to 100 or more.

During a press conference on Thursday (July 22), the CECC said a draft of the new epidemic prevention measures for the Level 2 alert were discussed with various local governments. The representatives of these governments proposed to the CECC that the crowd limits be raised tenfold.

They also proposed allowing restaurants to open for indoor dining as long as they follow guidelines put forth by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The CECC agreed to allow restaurants to open for indoor dining on the condition that appropriate epidemic prevention measures would be taken, including partitions and checkerboard seating, reported CNA.

Level 2 general principles:

1. With the exception of eating and drinking, people must wear masks at all times when going out

2. Implementation of real-name registration

3. Maintain a socially safe distance

4. Crowd control in places of business and public areas: social distance of at least 1.5 meters in indoor spaces and 1 metre in outdoor spaces

5. The maximum crowd size: 49 people indoors and 99 people outdoors. If the number exceeds the limit, organisers must present an epidemic prevention plan

6. Places with indoor dining must follow Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations



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