International comic festival to be held as scheduled: organizer

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/29/2020
By: Sabine Cheng and Ko Lin

CNA file photo of past comic book festival.

Taipei, Jan. 29 (CNA) The annual Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival will go ahead this week as scheduled, despite escalating fears over the spread of a new coronavirus that originated in China, the organizer said Wednesday.

Kao Shih-chuang (高世樁), who is secretary-general of the Chinese Animation & Comic Publishers Association, urged visitors to practice proper hygiene by wearing a surgical face mask at the event, adding that alcohol dispensers will be placed at the showground's entrances and exits for public use.

Meanwhile, exhibitors as well as members of the show staff have also been instructed to wear face masks at all times during exhibiting hours, Kao said.

The comic book fair, featuring notable artists from both Taiwan and abroad, will be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from Friday through Feb. 4.    [FULL  STORY]

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