Virus Outbreak: App to show crowds at 234 spots

DISEASE PREVENTION: The app is available for iOS devices, while Android users would be able to download it before tomorrow to monitor vehicle and foot traffic

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 28, 2020
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

A worker sprays disinfectant on a walkway within the Alishan Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi County yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Freeway 1968 (高速公路1968) mobile phone application would allow people to check the number of vehicles or foot traffic at 234 tourist attractions nationwide during the International Workers’ Day holiday, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said yesterday.

Large crowds at some popular tourist attractions during the Tomb Sweeping Day long weekend raised concerns about the risk of COVID-19 transmissions, and sparked debate over whether the Workers’ Day holiday should be canceled.

Lin said that his ministry would comply with instructions from the Central Epidemic Command Center by launching the upgraded edition of Freeway 1968 today.

The tourist attractions covered include scenic spots, night markets, parks and shopping districts, he said, adding that traffic and crowd alerts for these areas would be available.    [FULL  STORY]

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