Taipei, April 4 (CNA) Following the introduction of a "no mask, no ride" rule amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC), the two major rail transport services providers in the country, have decided to stop selling meal boxes on train starting Sunday.
THSRC, the sole high speed rail operator in Taiwan, said Saturday that it will stop offering meal boxes, beverages and other food items on trains from Sunday, while automated vending machines on trains will also stop operations the same day.
The announcement followed a similar decision by TRA, which said Friday night that it will stop selling meal boxes, beverages and other food items on trains from Sunday.
The decisions came after the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday afternoon that all users of public transport must wear face masks or face a fine of up to NT$15,000 (US$496) as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Read more: Focus Taiwan
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