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Taiwan pledged to rigidly enforce the rule of wearing mask, instant penalty and no prior warnings

Authorities can fine people for not wearing masks in public without giving a verbal warning beforehand, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, who pledged Wednesday to rigidly enforce the rule under the current state of alert.

Chen's announcement during a press briefing indicated that the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) previous policy that local governments should impose fines only when people refuse to comply with the mask rule is no longer applicable.

Under the current CECC guidelines, people should wear masks at all times outside their homes or face a fine between NT$3,000 and NT$15,000, but local governments have adopted different standards for enforcing the rule.

The tightening of the rule is part of government efforts to curb the spread of the virus, according to the CECC, which has extended the nationwide COVID-19 alert to Level 3 in its four-tier system to June 14. -Central News Agency

The new cases bring the total number in the country to 6,091 since the outbreak began in early 2020, of which over 4,500 are locally transmitted infections reported since May 15. (Photo: New Taipei Police)


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