Places in Taipei Visited by Cases Disinfected 北投郵局.超商有確診者足跡 停業清消

A post office and convenience store in Taipei's Beitou District that were visited by a confirmed case closed on Jan. 12 for disinfection. Meanwhile, Taoyuan City ended the school semester early, but New Taipei City said it will not follow suit at the moment.


A post office in Taipei's Beitou District was closed on Jan. 12 for disinfection because it was visited by a confirmed COVID-19 case. A convenience store on the same street was in the same situation. Recently, two nurses employed by a Taipei hospital and the boyfriend of one of the nurses tested positive. Another local case was confirmed on Jan. 12. The Taipei City Government has already made preparations in advance for “strengthened” quarantine hotels with on-site testing and personnel.

Vivian Huang, Deputy Mayor, Taipei City: “We made plans for approximately 300 to 400 rooms, so we're asking those hotels to start converting to strengthened quarantine hotels during the next two days. Lots of people are quarantining now, and quarantine hotels are quite full, so it's hard for them to be upgraded to strengthened quarantine hotels. That's why we're hoping the other hotels will join and become strengthened quarantine hotels. We have 200 to 300 rooms now and we can increase that to 400, although people will still be sent to hospitals in principle.”

New Taipei City is also bracing for a surge in cases. Mayor Hou Yu-ih inspected the disinfection measures of disease prevention taxis, disease prevention buses, and public buses on Jan. 12. The Taoyuan International Airport cluster infection has already spread to communities and campuses. The Taoyuan City Government announced the winter vacation would start one week early for elementary schools, public kindergartens, and affiliated kindergartens. Jan. 14 is the last day of school for the current semester. New Taipei City isn't planning on following suit at the moment.

Hou Yu-ih, Mayor, New Taipei City: “Right now, New Taipei City is doing all it can to help everyone carry out disease prevention measures. We'll analyze changes in the epidemic situation and conduct progressive reviews. Right now, disease prevention on campuses is adequate and everyone is working hard.”

Hou said city campuses continue to uphold the five disease prevention measures required under a Level 3 alert during meals and tables remain partitioned. He also said the city government will conduct progressive reviews and fight the battle alongside Taipei and Taoyuan.

 

 

 

 

北投明德郵局因為有確診者足跡,今日停業大清消;同一條街上的便利商店,也因為有確診者足跡暫停營業。台北市某醫院有2位護理師和1位護理師男友確診,12日又有一例本土確診病例,台北市也已經提前準備加強版專責防疫旅館。

台北市副市長黃珊珊說明:「目前為止大概是300到400間,那這兩天就請他們開始準備,現在都是居家檢疫嘛,而且很滿、比較不容易轉的話,那我們會希望說,新的旅館會先優先來做專責防疫旅館,我們會先準備200到300間,多一點的時候大概400間,那現在還是以醫院為原則。」

新北市也不敢大意,新北市長侯友宜前往視察防疫計程車、防疫巴士和公車的防疫清消措施,面對桃園國際機場疫情蔓延到社區和校園,桃園市宣布國小、公幼和附幼提早一星期放寒假,14日就是本學期的最後一天上課,目前新北市暫時不跟進。

新北市長侯友宜表示:「新北市將全力協助防疫工作,視疫情變化滾動式檢討,校園防疫也將貫徹到底、全力以赴。」

侯友宜表示,目前新北校園防疫一直要求「三級防護健康五原則」,在用餐時也並未取消使用隔板,現階段落實防疫最重要,新北市府將不斷進行滾動式檢討,並與桃園、台北一起並肩作戰。

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