Taipei MRT to turn away passengers with fevers at 16 stations by end of March

Taipei MRT will turn away passengers with fevers over 38 C by end of March

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/09
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Infrared temperature measuring device in Taipei Main Station. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) said on Monday (March 9) that 16 stations will include thermographic cameras (thermal imaging cameras) to screen out passengers who register a fever of 38 degrees Celsius or higher by the end of the month.

Ling Chi-yao (凌啟堯), head of Taipei Rapid Transit Co.'s (TRTC's) media relations section, said that 16 thermographic cameras have been purchased, reported CNA. Ling said that they will be placed in stations with a high volume of commuters and tourists, such as Taipei Main Station, Ximen Station, Banqiao Station, Taipei City Hall Station, Longshan Temple Station, and Zhongxiao Fuxing Station.

On Monday morning, Ling attended the 18th emergency meeting to discuss the Taipei City Government's response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At a press conference that afternoon on the 11th floor of Taipei City Hall, Ling said that the devices will be installed on March 20 and, in principle, should be operational by the end of the month, according to the report.    [FULL  STORY]

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