6 Taiwan cities close off New Year’s Eve festivities to crowds

Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taoyuan, and Tainan shift to online broadcasts, Taipei limits plaza crowd to 40,000

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/310
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Fireworks display in Kaohsiung. (Grand Hi-Lai Hotel image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With fears of a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus and its latest mutant strain from the UK reaching a fever pitch, multiple cities and counties across Taiwan are moving their New Year's Eve celebrations fully online, imposing strict crowd limits, postponing them, or ending them early.

On Wednesday (Dec. 30), Taoyuan City, Tainan City, Chiayi City, Kaohsiung City, Taichung City, and Keelung City announced that they will cancel the in-person viewing of their New Year's Eve activities. Instead, they are encouraging the public to stay home and watch the festivities via livestream.    [FULL  STORY]

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