By: Chang Ming-hsuan, Wu Hsin-yun and Emerson Lim
Taipei, April 4 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Saturday issued national-level alerts to major tourist spots in Taiwan amid a 4-day Tomb Sweeping Day break, after many vacationers were seen not observing proper coronavirus prevention guidelines.
In a press release, the CECC said two text messages were sent through the Public Warning System (PWS) at 11:55 a.m., reminding vacationers to avoid crowded places and keep a proper distance from each other.
The two messages were rated as "national-level" alerts, which indicates the public in a wide range of areas faces an immediate threat from disaster or danger.
"When visiting crowded places during the long break, remember to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters when indoors and 1 meter when outdoors, or wear a face mask and wash your hands frequently," one of the texts read. [FULL STORY]