Taiwan to restrict number of visitors at amusement parks to 50% capacity

Number of parking spaces at scenic hot spots will be halved

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/04/08
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Visitors at an amusement park on April 4 (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), amusement parks will soon only be permitted to allow the number of visitors at any one time to reach 50 percent of their maximum capacity, the Ministry of Transportation said Wednesday (April 8).

Authorities were shocked by footage shot during the April 2-5 Tomb Sweeping Holiday, which showed dense crowds at some of the island’s major tourist attractions, including the beach resort of Kenting. Many people were seen completely disregarding the government's calls for “social distancing” and some were not even wearing masks.

As a result, calls have emerged for the cancellation of the upcoming May 1 holiday, though the government has for the time being said that the three-day holiday still stands. However, on Wednesday the Ministry of Transportation said it was mulling setting the maximum safety density of visitors for the 25 most popular amusement parks at 50 percent of their total capacity, CNA reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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