CECC changes news conference rules to reduce contagion risk, set exampleBy Lee I-chia / Staff reporterThe Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday said that it would reduce the number of people attending its news conferences and seat reporters farther apart to set an example for COVID-19 prevention at such gatherings. The center said that it holds daily news conferences that are attended by about 120 to 150 people in a space of about 48 ping (159m²), therefore the conference venue is considered to have a high risk of contagion. The nation’s disease prevention operations would be hindered if a suspected case were to be detected at the venue, it added. Reporters attend the Central Epidemic Command Center’s regular news conference in Taipei on Feb. 22. Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, on Friday night said that the center would rearrange its news conference setting.
Source: Taipei Times March 08, 2020 15:56 UTC