CORONAVIRUS/Taipei New Year’s Eve countdown to go ahead as scheduled

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/31/2020
By: Chen Yu-ting and Matthew Mazzetta

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Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Taipei will hold its New Year's Eve countdown event as scheduled on Thursday, but will limit attendance in the main venue at Taipei City Hall Plaza in light of the heightened COVID-19 risk, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has announced.

Ko said the plaza, one of the prime viewing points for the annual Taipei 101 fireworks show, will open to the public at 3 p.m.

All attendees will be required to wear face masks, have their temperatures taken, register their names and ID numbers, and sanitize their hands at one of three main checkpoints before they can enter the venue, he said.

The number of attendees in the plaza area will also be limited to 40,000, Ko said, down from the 80,000 limit the city government had announced earlier this week.    [FULL  STORY]

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