Shin Kong Mitsukoshi and Breeze Group announce cancelation of New Year's Eve outdoor events
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
After news broke last week that a Taiwanese woman had contracted COVID-19 after traveling around the north for several days with a New Zealander cargo pilot, city governments and companies have started to announce cancelations or postponements of New Year's Eve festivities. On Monday (Dec. 28), New Taipei City's Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced that the city's fireworks display would be postponed due to the difficulty of carrying out onsite real-name registration for a large crowd.
Also on Monday, Taipei 101 announced that it will cancel its New Year's Eve party, which had been set to take place on the 89th floor, due to the local case and new CECC epidemic prevention rules. That same day, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi (新光三越) announced it will scrap its New Year's Eve outdoor market and parties.
Shin Kong Mitsukoshi has also canceled four large-scale New Year's Eve parties in the nearby plazas. These include its Star Light Fun Fair party, which had been slated for the store's A8 branch, and the Rock and Roll New Year's Eve outdoor market, which was to feature over 50 food and drink vendors near Shin Kong Mitsukoshi's A9 and A11 branches in Xiangti Avenue Plaza, reported Liberty Times. [FULL STORY]