Virus Outbreak: Indoor gathering rules may be eased

COVID-19 TOLL: The CECC reported zero new infections for the fourth straight day, but confirmed one death, a man in his 40s who had been hospitalized since March

Taipei Times
Date: May 12, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Passengers wearing masks walk along a Taipei Metro platform yesterday.
Photo: CNA

As the spread of COVID-19 appears to be slowing in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering easing restrictions over indoor activities, such as allowing gatherings of up to 250 people, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said yesterday.

Such an easing would allow wedding banquets with 30 tables, with eight people per table, and each table 1.5m apart, he said.

The center is discussing with information security departments how to protect personal data if diners are required to register their names when visiting restaurants, he said.

It is also considering issuing a safety mark for restaurants that follow the center’s recommended disease prevention guidelines, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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