Demand for surgical masks has increased due to the number of imported COVID-19 cases
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The company started to impose fines on unmasked passengers from Thursday (Aug. 13). Those failing to comply will be fined between NT$3,000 (US$102) and NT$15,000 (US$510).
As of today (Aug. 15), two passengers had refused to wear a mask since a mandatory face mask rule began on April 4. They are said to have been given stiff fines by Taipei City's health department.
The Aug. 13 regulation codifies the earlier face mask rule by setting a penalty for not wearing a mask. [FULL STORY]