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Masskara parade brings smiles to Taipei

Hundreds of people wearing colorful costumes and smiling masks of all sizes paraded through the streets of downtown Taipei on Sunday to celebrate one of the Philippine's most joyous festivals. The Taipei Masskara Festival took the form of a parade of some 1,200 people from St. Christopher's Church, along Zhongshan North Road, and Nong'an and Shuangcheng streets, to Qingguang park.

Representative of Singapore office visits Tainan City mayor for future cooperation Photos - New Southbound Policy

Representative of Singapore office visits Tainan City mayor for future cooperation

Tainan is one of the main masks suppliers in Taiwan. Since Taiwan's ban on mask exports was lifted in June, it's believed that more and more demands will soon come from the international community, Mayor Huang stated.

GO SMART Forum: Learning from Each Other in the Fight Against COVID-19 Photos - New Southbound Policy

GO SMART Forum: Learning from Each Other in the Fight Against COVID-19

GO SMART, the global smart city platform chaired by Taipei City, held the technological conversation on epidemic prevention on April 29th, 2020. In this unprecedented and challenging time, governments around the world have sought help to tackle COVID-19 as it spreads across the world, and companies have innovated great solutions or products to help in the fight as well.

New Taipei Labor Dept. finishes 3-day guidance to avoid infections among foreign workers Photos - New Southbound Policy

New Taipei Labor Dept. finishes 3-day guidance to avoid infections among foreign workers

As the Covid-19 cases continue to surge, and clusters of infection occurred at migrant workers' dormitories in Singapore, New Taipei City Government underwent the 46th emergency response conference on April 23. Mayor Hou You-yi has instructed the Labor Affairs Department to ask employers and migrant workers to keep a distance and build correct disease control concepts.

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.

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