By: Chang Ming-hsuan and intern Evelyn Yang
Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) said Tuesday that people in his city will again be required to wear masks in enclosed spaces, such as karaoke clubs, study centers, elevators, cram schools and movie theaters, with immediate effect. Fines against violators of the order will go into effect after a two-week grace period, he said.
Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) and New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-ih (侯友宜) also said Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, that their cities will step up enforcement of mask-wearing in the aforementioned five places.
Meanwhile, at a Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) press conference Wednesday, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) reiterated the CECC's guidelines that people should wear masks in enclosed spaces and venues where there are large numbers of people. [FULL STORY]