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Taipei Cycle to continue despite coronavirus outbreak; Mainland Chinese are unwelcome and face masks mandatory

Published February 2, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Next month's Taipei Cycle Show will be held as scheduled, organizers announced, but visitors and exhibitors from mainland China will not be welcome. Organizers also said all workers at the show will be required to wear face masks. 

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"The Taiwanese government and Taiwan's Center for Disease Control have already imposed strict precaution measures from airports to local public areas to prevent the epidemic. Thanks to the advanced medical system and contingency plans from public and private sectors, this epidemic is well controlled in Taiwan," the show said in a letter to media and event participants. 

Show organizers were expecting 1,110 exhibitors from 41 countries and 8,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.

As of Sunday, more than 14,000 people in China had been sickened in China, and 10 were sick in Taiwan.

At last week's QBP FrostBike event in Denver, several exhibitors said they were reconsidering attending the show because of the outbreak. Most  U.S. brands have stopped sending employees to mainland China, in compliance with U.S. government recommendations. 

 

Unsplash photo of man in Macau, China, in face mask during the coronavirus outbreak.
Topics associated with this article: Taipei Cycle Show, Coronavirus, Tradeshows and conferences

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