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New Taipei City shares impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups with international community Photos - New Southbound Policy

New Taipei City shares impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups with international community

New Taipei City held an online sharing of cities' responses on Covid-19 on April 22, attracting 11 cities from Europe and Asia and four organizations that facilitating international exchanges, including UCLG、UCLG ASPAC、GSEF、and GO SMART.

New inhabitant traditional instrument culture exhib in Taichung Photos - New Southbound Policy

New inhabitant traditional instrument culture exhib in Taichung

"New Inhabitant Traditional Instrument Culture" exhibition, which grandly opened on April 19 at Fengle Sculpture Park in Taichung, displayed Southeast Asian traditional instruments. Its permanent exhibition area also holds cooking courses and international paper filigree courses that invite the public to join in the courses to experience Southeast Asian culture through arts.

Priority Given to Outbreak Prevention – Adjustments Made to the Health Examination and Departure Verification of Foreign Migrant Workers in Taipei City Photos - New Southbound Policy

Priority Given to Outbreak Prevention – Adjustments Made to the Health Examination and Departure Verification of Foreign Migrant Workers in Taipei City

Foreign migrant workers who have worked for 6 months, 18 months and 30 months are required to receive regular health examinations, but with the COVID-19 outbreak showing no signs of improvement, to prevent the risk of infection among migrant workers visiting hospitals, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has agreed to postpone the original health examination timetable by 3 months, so the migrant workers can receive their regular health examination after the outbreak has abated.

Taipei cancels Eid al-Fitr celebrations due to COVID-19

The annual Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr will not be held as scheduled in Taipei this May, in an effort to avoid large gatherings amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the city government said Thursday. The religious event, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, is usually celebrated by tens of thousands of Muslims in Taiwan each year and was scheduled for May 24 in Taipei.

Connecting Tainan’s Tourism with the World: Tainan Signs MOU with KLOOK Photos - New Southbound Policy

Connecting Tainan’s Tourism with the World: Tainan Signs MOU with KLOOK

Tainan City Government and world-leading travel platform Klook officially kicked off bilateral collaborations on March 5 with a MOU signed by Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-che and Klook's head of marketing in Taiwan Sam Lin. Klook will assist Tainan tourism businesses to launch at least 100 Tainan tourism products by the end of June.

Quarantine Hotel Launched – Increasing Supply by 1.28 Times Photos - New Southbound Policy

Quarantine Hotel Launched – Increasing Supply by 1.28 Times

As the outbreak deteriorates in Europe and the US, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has continued to expand the list of Level 3 Warning countries, resulting in a spike in the demand for quarantine hotels recently and leading to insufficient rooms.

Commissioner Chen Visits Religious Leaders, Discusses Needs of Migrant Workers Photos - New Southbound Policy

Commissioner Chen Visits Religious Leaders, Discusses Needs of Migrant Workers

To reinforce the outbreak prevention campaign among foreign migrant workers, Taipei City Government’s Department of Labor (DOL) Commissioner Chen Hsin-Yu personally visited St. Christopher‘s Church and the Taipei Grand Mosque on February 10 to convey city government’s policy of “humanitarian care and outbreak prevention priority” to the religious leaders and ask them to pass on the message to the migrant workers.

“Panoramic Taichung Lumen Area” in the Taiwan Lantern Festival – the Amazing 360-degree Light Sculpture Show Photos - New Southbound Policy

“Panoramic Taichung Lumen Area” in the Taiwan Lantern Festival – the Amazing 360-degree Light Sculpture Show

The Taichung City Government's Information Bureau jumped out of the box by inviting the light sculpture team, Hexogon Solution, from Singapore that set up Guinness World Records title to build “Panoramic Taichung Lumen Area” that uses the 360-degree panoramic effect in the Blossom Pavilion reflecting the large-scale installation artwork, “Tree of Life” presenting the wonder of life.

Enjoy Time Overseas – APO Reminds the Public Not to Bring Back Meat Products from Regions with African Swine Fever Outbreaks

As we approach the Chinese New Year’s holiday starting on 1/23, outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) continue to spread across Asia, with 11 countries declared as outbreak regions including China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea, Laos, the Philippines, Korea, East Timor, and Indonesia.

In Recognition of Efforts in Promoting Tourism – Taichung Selected as One of Klook's Top 10 Destinations in the World in 2020 Photos - New Southbound Policy

In Recognition of Efforts in Promoting Tourism – Taichung Selected as One of Klook's Top 10 Destinations in the World in 2020

According to well-known online travel booking platform Klook's survey, Taichung is set to become the 8th most popular destination in its 2020 Top 10 Destinations in the World ranking, demonstrating that Taichung is gradually becoming an important international travel destination with a booming travel industry.

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