Taipei school campuses to reopen to public



Taipei, School campuses at senior high school or lower levels in Taipei will reopen to visitors from Saturday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to slow, Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan said Monday.

The city reopened outdoor campus venues June 13 and will reopen indoor venues June 20, sooner than the originally scheduled July 15, according to Huang.

Due to pandemic precautions, indoor venues at elementary schools, junior high schools and senior high schools in the city had been closed since Jan. 31, while outdoor venues at elementary and junior high schools have been closed since March 31 and at senior high schools since April 6.

The reopening of school campuses means that visitors will be allowed to use sports facilities, activity centers, classrooms, swimming pools, performance venues and conference rooms among others from June 20, Taipei Department of Education head Tseng Tsan-chin said.

However, campuses will be open to the public from only 5 a.m.-7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. during weekdays and from 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays, Tseng added.

In addition, 643 drinking fountains installed around the city, including 135 in MRT stations, resumed service Monday, according to the Taipei Water Department.

The drinking fountains were shut down March 20 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the department said.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel


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