Tens of thousands swim across Sun Moon Lake in annual festival

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/27/2020
By: Wu Che-hao and Kay Liu

Participants from the Australian and Canadian representative offices in Taiwan. Photo courtesy of the Nantou County government

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Some 20,000 people took part in the annual Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival in Nantou County on Sunday, with extra disease prevention measures in place amid COVID-19 concerns, according to the organizers.

Nantou County Magistrate Lin Ming-chen (林明溱) said businesses in the popular tourist area were relieved to learn that the annual event would go ahead, after the central government gave the go-ahead once the additional measures were in place.

This year, the organizers checked each participant's temperature, and required all participants to wear a face mask before they entered the water and immediately after finishing the 3-kilometer swim.    [FULL  STORY]

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