Taiwan implements mandatory face mask policy at night markets

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 13 April, 20208
By: Leslie Liao

People visiting night markets must now wear face masks!

New social distancing rules have touched almost every corner of public life in Taiwan… even the country’s beloved night markets.

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. 

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