As COVID cases continue to remain in the double digits, some northern cities, and one southern one, that have been hardest hit are increasing pandemic protections.

Taoyuan recently announced that it would be tightening restrictions on dining inside of restaurants due to the practice being one of the main means of transmission during the most recent outbreak. They will be cutting the maximum number of those dining-in in half, amongst other strategies.

Taipei city has also expressed that it will increase COVID measure within its boarders. Vivian Huang (黃珊珊), Taipei City Deputy Mayor, stated that the city will be moving to pandemic level 2.5 and that the issue will be discussed further tomorrow.

For his part, Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲), said that his city will strictly impose fines on those failing to use the contract tracing system. He stated that customers should send the contact tracing message before they enter shops and that workers in said shops should ensure that customers did so and to remind them if they fail to. He hopes this will create an environment of increased awareness surrounding potential transmission.

It is yet to be seen if other places recently hit by positive COVID cases such as Kaohsiung and Hsinchu will follow suit.