Level 2 alert extended to 4 October
The current Level 2 Covid-19 alert has been extended for another two weeks until 4 October.
Taiwan has been under the Level 2 alert since 27 July, and it was to expire on 20 September before the CECC announced a two-week extension for a fourth time.
Under the Level 2 alert, people need to wear a face mask when they are outside their residence, and the number of people attending indoor and outdoor gatherings will remain capped at 80 and 300 people, respectively.
Certain entertainment venues, such as dance halls, bars, clubs and KTV parlours, will still not be allowed to open.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced a set of new rules on holding conventions and trade fairs.
They require organizers to submit a disease prevention plan to local governments three weeks before the scheduled event.
And at least 60% of the people working at an event must have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot.