Dine-in services resume in New Taipei
Restaurants in New Taipei will be allowed to resume dine-in services from today, while public sports and amusement venues in the city are also reopening.
Dine-in services had been banned and public sports and amusement venues shuttered since 9 September amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant in the city.
New Taipei Mayor Hou You-ih says the decision to lift last week's bans and closures comes as no new coronavirus cases in a cluster infection linked to a preschool and apartment complex in the city's Banqiao District were reported on Wednesday.
According to Hou, the situation is now becoming stable.
New Taipei's arts performance and cultural display facilities, such as museums and libraries, will also be reopened from today, but based on an appointment system.
However, the city is maintaining its ban on visiting hospital patients or residents of long-term care facilities and nursing homes until 21 September under its "enhanced Level 2 coronavirus alert."