Mask mandate eased
Most people in Taiwan will no longer be required to wear face masks in most indoor settings beginning today.
The end to the indoor mask restriction is part of the latest easing of Covid-19 regulations announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
But masks will continue to be required in designated medical facilities and on all forms of public transportation, except in some specific situations.
Masks are also recommended but not required for people in crowded venues where it is impossible to maintain social distancing, such as sporting events.
Masks will not be mandatory in cultural and performance venues including theaters, movie cinemas and concert halls, in accordance with CECC regulations.
If Taiwan's Covid-19 situation remains stable, the mask mandate for schools at all levels, as well as kindergartens, child care centers, and cram schools will be lifted on 6 March, in accordance with CECC regulations.