Businesses unable to maintain social distancing should close: CECC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/01/2020
By: Chiang Yi-ching

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Business places at which effective social distancing cannot be maintained should close the premises temporarily to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) advised Wednesday.

The advice was issued one day after Taiwan introduced its first round of social distancing guidelines, saying that people should stay at least one meter apart outdoors and keep a minimum space of 1.5 meters from each other indoors.

In cases where they are unable to do so, they should wear a mask, especially in crowded and enclosed spaces such as on the mass rapid transit (MRT) trains, particularly during rush hour, said CECC head and Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中).    [FULL  STORY]

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