Taipei MP shares virus pass plans

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The Chientan Youth Activity Center houses people with mild COVID-19, but it said operations in its conference rooms and dining halls would not be affected.

  • By Shelley Shan / Staff Reporter

Taipei’s planned COVID-19 pass would be launched through the TaipeiPass app (台北通) and should be able to interface with the digital vaccination certificate issued by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the deputy mayor of Taipei said. Taipei, Tsai Ping-kun (蔡炳坤). yesterday.

Taipei and New Taipei City are considering introducing a COVID-19 pass as the country steps up efforts to increase the coverage rate for booster shots, which stood at 6.95 percent yesterday.

“The mayor [Ko Wen-je (柯文哲)] made it clear at this morning’s meeting that our TaipeiPass app is ready to launch the COVID-19 pass, but the key is that the pass must be able to interface with the CECC’s digital vaccination certificate,” said Tsai, adding that the city would by Thursday have clearer direction as to how this should be done.

Photo: Tien Yuhua, Taipei Times

About 57% of quarantine hotel staff and 58% of disease prevention bus drivers have received reminders, Tsai said, adding that other sectors are drawing up lists of staff who should receive reminders.

From 10 a.m. today, people can make reservations for booster shots at clinics in Taipei through the CECC’s 1922.gov.tw platform, he added.

Separately, the Chientan Youth Activity Center is now being used for COVID-19 cases with mild or no symptoms.

Tourist guides taking courses in a second foreign language at the center must be trained in a different place than today.

The center said in an online statement that it has been working since March 2020 with the Taipei City government to become a quarantine facility for Taiwanese returning from overseas.

He said his operations in conference rooms and dining rooms would not be affected.

Tour guide associations said the training was taking place at a different venue than one with quarantine facilities, adding there should be no risk of cross-infection.

Ninety-seven tourist guides are undergoing training, he added.

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