TAIPEI (The China Submit) — The Ministry of Financial Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) clarified on Tuesday that stalls at native evening markets can solely cater to meals takeouts in the intervening time.
The assertion got here in response to a current choice from Taipei Metropolis Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) relating to the reopening of Taipei evening markets.
In accordance with Mayor Ko, most Taipei evening markets can resume enterprise by reducing right down to solely opening 1 / 4 of the stalls.
As for evening markets within the Southern Wanhua District, which continues to be a COVID-19 hotspot, operators might want to submit an software and talk about it with the Well being Bureau.
Though the Stage 3 epidemic warning from the Central Epidemic Command Heart (中央流行疫情指揮中心), which has been in place since Could 15, has closed down 11 public companies, evening markets weren’t included within the checklist.
Nonetheless, based on the MOEA, native governments have closed down many evening markets since then, based on epidemic prevention measures.
Since June, round two-thirds of evening markets have stopped companies.
From June 12 to June 28, many counties and cities adjusted the restrictions on companies as effectively. As an illustration, the Rueifong Night time Market (瑞豐夜市) in Kaohsiung has resumed enterprise since June 15.
The MOEA identified that their workplace in central Taiwan communicated with native governments on June 20 in regards to the impact of extending the extent three epidemic warning on the reopening of conventional markets and evening markets.
The MOEA additionally clarified that the epidemic prevention measures shall be adjusted based on the scenario, and shall be mentioned with the CECC.