Radio Taiwan International
Date: 13 April, 20208
By: Leslie Liao
One of the many joys in Taiwan is strolling through a night market while snacking on your favorite foods. Now the government is putting a halt to this treasured activity, due to concerns about coronavirus.
Last week, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) told tourist hotspots to limit their capacity. Now, they are requiring face masks at all shopping districts, traditional markets, and night markets.
CECC Deputy Commander Chen Tsung-yen says the new policy forbids people from eating as they walk through night markets. That’s because it could spread the virus.