(ICRT) Mayor Lu calls to consider keeping people out of Taiwan
Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen has called for the central government to consider whether the number of people currently being allowed into Taiwan is too high, to avoid putting pressure on local governments disease prevention efforts.
This is controversial as the vast majority of people being allowed into Taiwan are Taiwanese citizens returning home.
Speaking to the city council, the mayor revealed that the number of people under quarantine in Taichung has jumped from 1126 on June 3 to 1811 on Tuesday.
Taichung has the most people under quarantine in the country.
In other coronavirus news, the 13th annual Rock in Taichung music festival will be held entirely online on the weekend of the 17th and 18th.
The annual Jazz Festival held in the fall also won’t be held this year, though no word on whether it will also go ahead online.
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Taichung MRT progress
Taichung Mayor Lu has announced more details on the launch of the MRT Green Line.
She confirmed that it is on track to launch by the end of the year, with previous reports suggesting November.
A feasibility assessment of its operations was already approved by the transportation ministry.
Lu said the Taichung City government is confident that the Executive Yuan will give the final nod for the Green Line to begin service.
According to Lu, a preliminary inspection of the 16.71- kilometer line is scheduled for August, following multiple test runs to ensure the stability of its operations.
She also revealed that ticket prices would start at NT$20, with an extra NT$5 to be added for every 2km traveled.
Meanwhile, a feasibility study on the Green Line’s two planned extension lines — from Beitun to the Dakeng Scenic Area in the north and from Taichung High Speed Rail Station to Changhua County in the south — was reviewed and approved by the transportation ministry on Wednesday last week.
The two extensions would add five new stations, bringing the total from the 18 original stations to 23.
The extensions could be operational as soon as 2028.
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Heavy rains bring tragedy
Heavy rains last Thursday afternoon resulted in more than just inconvenience, it led to one tragedy.
A 45-year woman on a scooter was hit and crushed under a falling five-meter tall tree in the Nantun District.
She was rushed to hospital, but did not survive.
Mayor Lu announced she would help the survivors’ families seek compensation.
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Bus driver in trouble for smelling, abusing passengers
A Taichung bus driver who verbally abused and refused service to migrant workers for wearing too much perfume has received a serious demerit.
He also caused his company to be fined by the city government.
A YouTube video uploaded on Friday showed the driver, getting off his route 97 Southeast Bus to smell three migrant workers waiting at a bus stop near Yu Shi Industrial Park before only letting two on the bus.
He refused to let one of the workers get on the bus and hand gestured for him to leave.
The video then followed the driver to another bus stop and the driver did not smell the Taiwanese-looking passengers.
Towards the end of the video, the driver is seen verbally abusing another migrant worker, screaming at him to get off the bus for wearing too much perfume and using profanity.
Southeast Bus was notified of the matter by a migrant worker broker agency.
The driver contended he was allergic to perfume and had allergic reactions on his skin.
However, the driver still received a serious demerit from the company over the verbal abuse and refusing a passenger on board the bus.
The driver is still serving the same route, but has been asked by the company to keep his mask on at all times and to open the driver’s side window for fresh air.
Security cameras installed on the bus will also be reviewed to look for any other related violations.
Butt fines in Changhua
Smokers in Changhua City should be beware.
In the last two months the city has issued 70 fines to people for littering cigarette butts.
The city has been using surveillance cameras to spy on butt violators, and emphasise that it doesn’t matter if the butts are littered on the ground, in the gutter or thrown from a car onto the road–they’re all butt violations.
Smokers may find that their butts could cost them between NT$1200 and NT$6000 in fines.
Most violators were caught near the train station, at bus stops and on sidewalks.
Taichung’s hero dog nation’s top dog officer
Tie-hsiung (or “Iron Hero” in English 鐵雄), the rescue dog that became famous after helping to find two people trapped under a partly collapsed building in the aftermath of a magnitude 6 earthquake in Hualien, is now an officer.
He received “One Star on Two Horizontal Bars,” a Grade 8 ranking that is the equivalent of team leader or sergeant, according to the National Fire Agency.
That makes him the highest ranking officer dog in Taiwan, ranking above five others.
Image courtesy of 徐國勇’s Facebook page