CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 alert level raised for Taipei, New Taipei

05/15/2021 11:05 AM
To activate the text-to-speech service, please first agree to the privacy policy below.
CNA photo May 15, 2021
CNA photo May 15, 2021

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) raised the COVID-19 alert level for Taipei and New Taipei cities to Level 3 on Saturday, as the cities struggled to contain a spiraling number of domestic infections.

The new alert will be effective from today through May 28, the CECC said.

Under the CECC's four-tier alert system, a Level 3 alert means people are now required to wear masks at all times when they leave their homes, indoor gatherings of more than five people are not allowed, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people. (COVID-19 Level 3 Alert guidelines for Taipei, New Taipei cities)

A Level 3 alert, which has been in imposed in Taiwan for the first time, stops short of a lockdown and goes into effect when more than three community clusters are confirmed in a week or over 10 domestic cases of unknown origin are reported in a single day.

According to the CECC, Taiwan recorded an additional 180 new domestic cases through Friday night. (180 new domestic COVID-19 cases reported around 7 cities, counties)

(By Matthew Mazzetta)


View All
We value your privacy.
Focus Taiwan (CNA) uses tracking technologies to provide better reading experiences, but it also respects readers' privacy. Click here to find out more about Focus Taiwan's privacy policy. When you close this window, it means you agree with this policy.