【Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】Translated by CHI CHIA I
In response to the domestic resurgence of COVID-19 infections, Wang Guo Cai (王國材) – the Minister of Transportation and Communication R.O.C. announced a ban on eating & drinking on Taiwan Railway Trains, Taiwan High-Speed Rail Trains, and buses has taken effect from January 23.
For the taxis fetching individuals who need to serve quarantines, a contactless mode will be implemented. The disinfection & cleaning of the public places will be further implemented.
Excepts physiological needs, mask wearing is mandatory. (Photo / Provided by Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
Minister Wang mentioned that no eating & drinking is allowed for passengers riding on Taiwan Railway Trains, Taiwan High-Speed Rail Trains, buses, and ships. Exceptions include physiological needs such as drinking water, taking medicine, and breastfeeding, and one should put on a mask immediately right after drinking.
However, individuals are allowed to eat and drink at stations with the prerequisites of maintaining a social distancing and placing partitions.
For the taxis fetching individuals who need to serve quarantines, a contactless mode will be implemented. (Photo / Provided by Pingtung County Government)
During the festive period from January 22 to February 7, the cleaning and disinfection of trains serving medium and long-journey rides will be further enhanced to reduce the risk of community transmission.