Taiwan Hotels and Motels at Risk of License Revoked for Failure to Report Cluster Events | Taiwan News

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hosting companies in Taiwan urged to report cluster events or risk losing their license amid crackdown to prevent COVID-19 infections.

A number of recent cases of COVID have been linked to parties or “special social events” at motels or private properties across the country.

One event involved the intercommunal movement of cases between Changhua County and Taichung City. Following similar incidents in Taoyuan, this city has offered a reward of NT $ 22,500 (US $ 802) for those who report these events, UDN reported.

As Taiwan prepares to lower its COVID restrictions to Level 2 on Tuesday, July 27, authorities are taking action to prevent epidemics in such settings by invoking the Tourism Development and Drug Risk Prevention Act.

According to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), hotels, motels and other accommodation companies will be fined NT $ 30,000-150,000 for failing to report a cluster event on their premises that “violates the national interest and endangers good morals ”. Facilities will be designated as “specific business locations” if it is found that grouped events have involved the use of illegal drugs.

In severe cases, accommodation establishments risk being ordered to suspend their activities for a period of time or have their operating licenses revoked, the CCCB warned.

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