Mask-wearing mandatory for Taiwan armed forces: MND

Military personnel required to wear masks all day to ensure Taiwan’s defense capability

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/04/19
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

All military members required to wear masks for entire day.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Saturday's (April 18) news that three Taiwanese navy trainees had been confirmed with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that all military personnel in the country will be required to wear face masks for the entire day, starting immediately.

During the daily press conference for Taiwan's coronavirus update Saturday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the three imported cases were trainees on the country's navy vessels. Since the new patients had spent time on board three different ships, more than 700 crew and trainees who were believed to have had contact with them have been placed under quarantine and will be tested for the virus.    [FULL  STORY]

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