Amount of garbage collected at annual Taipei party drops by more than half
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan recently registered the first domestic COVID-19 transmission in eight months and discovered two cases of the mutant strain from the United Kingdom. As a precaution, Taipei City Government went on to halve the maximum limit on attendees for its New Year’s Eve concert to 40,000.
Between Thursday (Dec. 31) 6 p.m. and Friday (Jan. 1) 6 a.m., 2.58 million MRT journeys were recorded, compared to 3.2 million a year ago, CNA reported. The steep decline was noticeable at the four MRT stations closest to the site of the concert and the Taipei 101 fireworks in fashionable Xinyi District. Before the event, the MRT operator had advised passengers to use stations further away to avoid overcrowding. [FULL STORY]