Cinemas in Taipei Ordered to Close for First Time Due to Virus Surge1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Cinemas in Taipei and surrounding areas have been ordered to close for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.
Taiwan authorities issued an order on Saturday morning putting the capital city on a level three alert.
This requires the shutdown of cinemas, sports venues, libraries and other entertainment spots. Family get-togethers will be limited to five people indoors and ten outdoors. Masks must also be worn outdoors. Clubs, saunas, karaoke venues and internet cafes had been ordered closed from Friday.
“Only by doing this can infections be dealt with and controlled,” said health minister Chen Shih-Chung. The measure is expected to remain in place until May 28, 2021.
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