Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Central Epidemic Command Heart (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Sunday as soon as once more reiterated the significance of following COVID-19 management measures at the moment in place at native markets, within the wake of a current improve in foot site visitors growing the chance of illness transmission.
To make sure social distancing and that guests stay at the very least 1.5 meters aside, markets are supposed to manage customer numbers, with one particular person each 2.25 sq. meters, Chen mentioned.
In different phrases, a market that’s 9,000 sq. meters in dimension can solely settle for 2,000 guests per hour, he added.
Chen highlighted the foundations once more after the CECC obtained information indicating a rise on the whole foot site visitors and at markets this previous week, with a bounce of 3-5 p.c week on week.
Underneath the present Degree 3 alert, he burdened, no on-site eating or meals sampling is allowed in markets.
Such venues are additionally required to scale back the variety of entry factors and preserve contact data for all guests, Chen mentioned.
In the meantime, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) mentioned employees on the metropolis’s moist markets will have the ability to get vaccinated from Monday to July 11.
It’s estimated this might contain as many as 18,880 individuals, he mentioned.
From Monday, all employees at conventional markets may also be required to put on a face masks and a face protect.