Taiwan loosens Covid-19 domestic restrictions

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced the country will loosen domestic restrictions put in place nationwide as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As of 26th May, Taiwan reported 44 consecutive days of zero domestic transmissions, having seen a total of 441 confirmed cases and 7 deaths from Covid-19.

With the number of infections under control and the situation 'stable', the Government implemented a large-scale loosening of the restrictions on 7 June, meaning all domestic activities will no longer be restricted, although citizens are encouraged to incorporate 'epidemic prevention practices' into their daily lives.

TAITRA said although the global MICE industry has been greatly affected by Covid-19 it is expected that business activities will start to pick up as the pandemic begins to wind down in the second half of the year.

This bodes well for the organiser's rescheduled Taiwan International Fastener Show, which has been pushed back to October due to the Covid crisis.

Meanwhile, TAITRA has been implementing digital technologies to fill the lieu in the international trade event calendar, hosting The Taiwan Excellence Virtual Hardware and Fastener Industry Press Conference and Exhibition. The event, which saw more than 400 viewers attend, provided an online showcase for new tech from Taiwan and focused on four winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award.