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Local governments announce school, office closures (update 2)

2012/08/01 22:45:41

Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Most local governments across Taiwan announced late Wednesday that offices and schools will be closed Thursday in anticipation of heavy wind and rains brought by Typhoon Saola.

As of 10 p.m., Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City, Taoyuan County, Hsinchu City and Hsinchu County in northern Taiwan had announced that all schools and offices in their administrative regions will be closed Thursday.

In central Taiwan, Miaoli County, Taichung City, Changhua County, Yunlin County and Nantou County also announced closure of schools and offices.

Other areas that have announced closures include Chiayi City, Chiayi County, Tainan City and Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan and Hualien County in eastern Taiwan.

The stock market and the foreign exchange market will also be closed on Thursday.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin and Jamie Wang)