Restrictions to be eased on trains and flights
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) says it plans to relax its coronavirus control measures on trains and domestic flights, as the disease continues to slow in Taiwan.
According to the ministry, passengers taking Taiwan Railways Administration and high speed rail trains will still be required to have their temperatures checked at the gate and wear a face mask up to that point. They will be allowed to remove the mask after that, if certain conditions are met.
However, if social distancing cannot be maintained on trains or aircraft, passengers will still be required to wear a mask for the duration of the journey.
Passengers will also be allowed to eat on trains and domestic flights, but once again only if social distancing guidelines are observed or passengers seated nearby are wearing face masks.
The ministry says the adjustments will be made in line with the Central Epidemic Command Center's plan to allow greater flexibility for social activities from 7 June.
That date was set because if there are no new domestically transmitted coronavirus infections by then, it would mean 56 straight days without any new cases, representing four 14-day incubation periods for the disease.