By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The army pitched in with the city-wide disinfection job in Tainan by mobilizing a unit specializing in chemicals to help sanitize the 46,500-square meter disaster site following the end of search and rescue efforts in southern Taiwan, the military source said Sunday
Disinfection efforts are vital to preventing, detecting, and responding to public health threats before they become crises and to protecting the health of the local community,” the Ministry of National Defense explained during a press conference in the morning.
Tainan City government called off rescue missions in the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex, from which 114 people were found dead, bringing the death toll to 116 in a 6.4- magnitude earthquake that struck southern Taiwan on February 6. [FULL STORY]