RESPONSE MEASURES: Many publishers have expressed concern over a coronavirus outbreak, while authors asked if they would need to wear a mask while giving speeches
Date: Jan 30, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter, with CNA
The Ministry of Culture yesterday said that it would discuss delaying the Taipei International BookExhibition as a coronavirus infection spreads from China.
The ministry, which organizes the event, called an emergency meeting with executive co-organizer the Taipei Book Fair Foundation and representatives from attending publishers to discuss the issue.
It said it would announce a decision as soon as possible, following consultations with the foundation and publishers.
This year’s edition of the annual exhibition is due to be held at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 from Tuesday to Sunday next week. [FULL STORY]