Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan is considering whether or not it should attend the upcoming Summer Universiade
next month in Gwangju, South Korea, because of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the country, the Sports Administration said Monday. The agency said it will make a decision at the end of June at the latest.
As Taiwanese authorities closely monitor the outbreak in South Korea, more than 200 Taiwanese athletes scheduled to compete there continue to train for their respective events and registration procedures for the games are still being followed, the agency said.
Taiwan’s participation in the event, scheduled for July 3 to 14, will depend on the travel warning issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for South Korea, the agency said.
The CDC has upgraded its travel advisory for Seoul (including Gyeonggi-do) to a Level 2 warning in the CDC’s three-tier travel alert system. The Level 2 “Alert” suggests that travelers to the area stay alert and take extra precautions to guard against infection. [FULL STORY]