Taiwan removes outdoor face mask rule starting 1st December


28th November 2022 – (Taipei) According to Taiwan News, the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) on Monday announced 10,583 local COVID cases, an 11% decrease from the same day last week. CDC Director-General Chou Jih-haw, head of the CECC’s disease surveillance division, also confirmed 76 imported cases, bringing the country’s total case count to 8,278,371. The 41 deaths reported brought the country’s total COVID death toll to 14,276.

Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced today that the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors will be relaxed starting on the 1st of next month. The mask rule will be lifted after 555 days of implementation of the measure. During the first stage of relaxation, the outdoor mask order will be revoked on 1st December. Masks must still be worn indoors and when taking public transportation. It is recommended to wear masks in crowded places. The indoor mask order will be maintained, but masks are not required during singing or attending banquets. From now on, the CECC will only hold press conferences on Mondays and Thursdays, and announce the situation of the epidemic through press releases on other days.