The Ministry of Economic Affairs had budgeted NT$2 billion for the coupons, which was raised to NT$2.3 billion after the Ministry of Culture’s plans were included. Photo: CNAAsked by reporters whether the government plans to issue coupons that could be used without having to present proof of a hotel stay, as previous tourism-industry booster coupons linked to hotel and B&B stays did, Kung said that the possibility was under consideration. If additional coupons were to be introduced, the budget would exceed what has been earmarked, he said, although he declined to provide any specifics. Asked when the coupons would be distributed, Kung said when the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) deems it suitable for people to go shopping. Photo: Hung Jui-chin, Taipei TimesLater in the day, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement that its coupons, which would have a face value of NT$200, would not be bound to hotel stays.
Source: Taipei Times March 12, 2020 15:56 UTC