Level 2 alert extended for two weeks
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending its level 2 coronavirus alert for another two weeks, but swimming pools and national parks will be allowed to conditionally re-open from today.
According to Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, the government opted to retain the level 2 alert following consultations with agencies involved in the setting out of coronavirus response measures.
However, Chen says the CECC will consider further relaxing restrictions in the near future as long as the number of domestic coronavirus cases remain low.
Swimming pools can now reopen, but at reduced capacity and showers, saunas and children's pools will remain closed.
National forest recreation and education areas, some mountain huts, and the Alishan Forest Railway are also now being allowed to reopen, but at reduced capacity.
Several venues will remain closed, including hostess bars, night clubs, ballrooms, and KTVs and amusement arcades.
And the eased restrictions will also not be extended to border controls.