Taipei officials mulling opening night markets
Courtesy of ICRT and ECCT staff writers
Taipei officials are discussing how night markets will be reopened.
Some of the city’s night markets are currently set to resume partial operations tomorrow.
However, some city councillors say there should be one set of reopening standards for all night markets.
They say with the level 3 coronavirus alert currently scheduled to last until 12 July, the re-openings should wait until then.
The Taipei City Market Administration Office says they will discuss whether to have all night markets reopen at the same time.
The current plan is to allow 40 vendors to reopen, with strict epidemic prevention measures in place.
The news comes after the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported another 60 new cases of Covid-19 today. It was the seventh day in the past nine when the number of reported cases has been lower than 100, giving cause for optimism that the pandemic situation is under control.
The new cases brought the total number of cases in Taiwan to 14,694, of which over 13,200 were domestic infections reported since 15 May, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak in early 2020.
To date, 635 people in Taiwan have died from Covid-19, including 623 since 15 May, according to the CECC.