CECC lifts restriction on large events
By ECCT staff writers
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted some of its restrictions on large gatherings, social distancing and the need for face masks, after reporting no new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases for 56 consecutive days.
Restrictions on mass gatherings of more than 100 people indoors and 500 outdoors have been lifted. This also applies to scenic areas, night markets, and art and cultural events.
Furthermore, national performance venues are also allowed to again sell tickets for all of its seats. However, people will still be required to give their names and contact details at large gatherings and events, practice good personal hygiene, wear face masks if they cannot keep a safe distance from others, and avoid crowded public areas if they feel sick.
Passengers on the Taiwan High Speed Rail (TSHR), Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), highway coaches, metro systems, city buses, and domestic flights will still be required to have their temperatures checked at the gate and to wear a mask up to that point, but they will be allowed to remove the mask after that if proper social distancing can be observed, the CECC said.
If proper social distancing cannot be maintained, however, passengers will be required to wear a mask for the entire trip, the CECC said.
Food tasting and sampling has also been revived at supermarkets and retail warehouses, on condition that people keep their hands clean and observe proper personal hygiene, according to the CECC.