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2020-04-03 | 公共電視

Taipei to Start Requiring Masks on MRT, Buses|北市府擬4/9後 搭捷運.公車強制戴口罩

In addition to social distancing, the Taipei City Government is planning on asking passengers on the MRT and buses to wear masks for the entire duration of the journey. It is now discussing with New Taipei City and the new policy may go into effect on April 9.

The central government is recommending social distancing and mask wearing on the MRT to combat COVID-19. The Taipei City Government plans to start requiring masks on public buses and the MRT starting Apr. 9 after the nine-masks-every-14-days purchasing policy goes into effect. Taipei City Vice Mayor Huang Shan-shan says authorization from the central government will be needed to fine violators.

Starting Apr. 9, people without masks will be banned from getting on public buses and the MRT. We are consulting with New Taipei City and will make a joint announcement. However, we will need authorization from the central government to fine violators.

As soon as the Centers of Disease Control announces the Communicable Disease Control Act, we will be able to issue fines. We hope to implement this immediately.

Meanwhile, the government is also dealing with a littering problem caused by people discarding used masks on the street. The Taipei City Department of Environmental Protection has raised fines for improper mask disposal to NT$3,600 for the first violation and NT$6,000 for repeat offenses. Tipsters will be awarded 30 percent of the fine. Taipei has the highest number of infections in Taiwan, and has set up an outreach center where residents can get assistance from retired medical personnel. The city is calling on the Tsai administration to send all travelers returning from Europe and the US to central quarantine facilities.

New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih, meanwhile, is personally checking in with residents in quarantine over the phone.

Mayor Hou Yu-ih here. Are you at home? By using Line, I can see you and you can see me and I know where you are. I don't need to waste your time by going to your house to make sure you're there. I think this is a good format.

There are currently 8,394 people in home quarantine in New Taipei City. Hou says there have been 76 quarantine violations so far, with total fines of NT$7.2 million issued. Those that are caught violating their quarantine will be sent to central quarantine centers.

防堵疫情擴散,中央建議保持社交距離,也建議搭捷運要戴口罩,台北市政府舉行疫情會議,會後副市長黃珊珊指出,室內保持1.5公尺的距離,在公車與捷運上有困難,希望大家能配合戴口罩,也打算在4月9號,14天9片的口罩限購新制實施後,全面強制規範搭公車及捷運要戴口罩,但黃珊珊認為,相關罰則需要中央授權。

台北市副市長 黃珊珊表示:「4月9日沒有戴口罩,禁止上公車,也禁止入捷運站。這個制度,我們今天會跟新北市協商以後,兩市做統一的公告。但是需要處罰,就需要中央的授權。」

新北市長 侯友宜表示:「傳染病防治法,只要一公告,我們就有罰則,所以我們希望CDC只要一公告, 我們就馬上立即實施. ]

口罩用了之後,隨手丟也成為另類傳染危機,北市環保局從即日起,提高裁罰標準,違規亂丟口罩,第一次查獲,罰3,600元,再犯者,罰6千元,檢舉人有3成檢舉獎金。目前台北市確診案例居全台之冠,北市府呼籲中央限制從歐美返台的民眾,應集中檢疫,北市也成立防疫旅館關懷中心,由退休護理人員在線上協助市民。另外,侯友宜還親自打電話,關懷正在居家檢疫的市民。

新北市長 侯友宜表示:「我市長侯友宜,你有在家喔。(採取彈性)用LINE的方式,我看到你,你看到我,我就知道你在哪裡,我也不需要再浪費大家的時間,跑到你家去突擊檢查你,我覺得這樣是一個很好的方式。」

目前新北市居家檢疫人數有8,394人,侯友宜指出,不聽話趴趴走的,有76件,罰了720萬,現在還祭出重罰,被抓到沒有配合的人,要送去集中檢疫,要確保防疫無漏洞。

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