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Cities and counties in Taiwan consider fining violators for those not wearing mask anew

Taiwan announced mask-wearing will be compulsory in the eight public venues anywhere in Taiwan as instructed by Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung.

Chen said that the Taiwan government is considering fining violators of the compulsory mask-wearing rule in public venue. Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Yunlin County issuing fines to maskless people in eight public settings

The health minister alao emphasized large number of citizens still seem to believe wearing a mask in public spaces is unnecessary with the apparent absence of local infections.

The places where mandatory wearing of mask are implemeted:
1. Schools
2. Places of worship
3. Medical and health facilities
4. Public transports
5. Venues of entertainment (KTVs, sports centers, nightclubs, bars, amusement parks)
6. Cinemas and concerts
7. Markets (night markets, shopping malls, farmers markets)
8. Large social events

Officials expressed hope that the public will respect the regulations and continue to maintain social distancing as well as personal hygiene.

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