As hospital cluster infections widened further on Friday (January 22), the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) announced it would ban gathering at all stations nationwide while maintaining banning eating while sitting on the floor at Taipei Train Station.
The main terminal hall of the country’s largest station has become a popular weekend gathering place for Southeast Asian health-care workers, who gather with friends for indoor picnics on marble floors.
While the hospital cluster in Taoyuan, railway stations in other cities saw fumigation operations, with two completed loops at Taipei Main Staton and in Banqiao of neighboring New Taipei City. Social avoidance of the train station eateries and store entrance rows will be enforced, and the lease of station space for events will be suspended.
In preparation for the Lunar New Year holiday from February 10-16, which is usually one of the peak travel times of the year, TRA is planning to purchase 16 infrared thermometers 49 units. has been put to use.
The Central Epidemiological Command Center announced on Friday that the number of domestic transmissions focused on Taoyuan General Hospital had increased to 12.