Taiwan Removes Obligation to Wear Masks Indoors. PHOTO/Reuters
TAIPEI – Three years after pandemic Covid-1 authority Taiwan decided people no longer have to wear masker any time in the room. However, there are still a number of restrictions.
“People are still required to wear masks in public places, such as hospitals and medical institutions, as well as on public transportation,” said a statement from Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center, as quoted by AP, Monday (20/2/2023).
Baca: Japan Cancels Indoor Mask Rules
“Meanwhile in restaurants and offices, there is no longer a need for masks,” the statement continued. While schools will see an easing of mask rules in March, the requirement was relaxed in two parts.
Even so, on the streets of Taipei, the island’s capital, and in office buildings, many people are still wearing masks. At the grocery store, shoppers were seen still wearing face coverings.
In December, Taiwan scrapped its outdoor mask mandate, which required people to wear masks, even while walking on the street.
Baca: Germany Will Repeal Obligation to Use Masks on Trains and Buses
Meanwhile, the CECC yesterday reported 15,747 new local Covid cases, 130 imported cases, and 68 deaths. The new local caseload was 6.8 percent lower than on Sunday last week.
“New local cases have remained between 10,000 and 20,000 over the past few days, and the rate of reduction has slowed, said Philip Lo, Deputy Head of the CECC’s Division of Medical Response and Deputy Director General of the Centers for Disease Control.
“There are still several factors that could affect the number of new cases over the next few days, including the recent Lantern Festival activities, schools starting the new semester, the lifting of the indoor mask mandate and the four-day 228th Anniversary holiday,” Lo continued.
Leave a Reply