Presidential inaugural ceremony to be streamlined amid COVID-19

Focus Taiwan
Date: 05/06/2020
By: Yeh Su-ping, Pan Tzu-yu and Evelyn Kao

President Tsai Ing-wen (right) and Vice President-elect Lai Ching-te / CNA photo Jan. 11, 2020

Taipei, May 6 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) second inauguration ceremony on May 20 will be streamlined amid ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Presidential Office spokesman Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said Wednesday.

Unlike in previous years when presidential inaugurations involved multiple public events, the May 20 ceremony will be simple and solemn, Chang said.

The event will start with a swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Office, after which Tsai will move to the Taipei Guest House, where she will give an address and meet with envoys from foreign representative offices and diplomatic missions in Taiwan, Chang added.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no foreign guests have been invited to attend the ceremony, with political leaders from Taiwan's diplomatic allies and friendly countries set to send video messages of congratulations, according to Chang.    [FULL  STORY]

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