Digital Desk, Taipei. Taiwan’s executive authority said on Thursday that restrictions imposed to prevent corona infection would be eased from November 2.
According to the authority, face masks will not be required in karaoke bars, and food and drink will be allowed in cinemas or trains, reports Xinhua news agency. Restrictions on the number of people in meetings will also be lifted.
Following a large COVID-19 infection in Taiwan in May and June, the number of daily infections has dropped, with only import cases recently reported. The island’s epidemic monitoring agency has gradually lifted restrictions, including allowing eating inside trains, movie theaters and eliminating masks for outdoor athletics. Since the start of the pandemic last year, Taiwan has had 16,394 total infections, with 847 deaths.