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Chemical Corps to be Redeployed in Preparations for Chinese New Year

Disinfection task force ready for action With the recent rise of domestic COVID-19 cases in northern Taiwan and in the interest of protecting residents, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it will work with the Army’s 33rd Chemical Corp to disinfect station complexes across the city between January 17 and the eve of Chinese New Year holiday.
The comprehensive disinfection operations will cover major public transportation hubs such as Taipei Railway Station, A1 Station of Taoyuan Airport MRT, Nangang Railway Station, Taipei Bus Station, Taipei City Hall Bus Station, and Yuanshan Bus Station. Emphasis will be placed upon entrances and exits, ticket booths, station hallway, corridors, restrooms, and stairways.
DEP expressed its gratitude to the ROC Army for assisting in the pandemic prevention operation. As a follow-up, the chemical corps and Taipei City’s pandemic prevention disinfection teams will carry out large-scale disinfection at ten major public area types to safeguard residents’ health.
The ten public spaces with large crowd flow targeted by the disinfection task force include quarantine hotels, MRT stations, bus terminals, taxi rest stations, traffic hubs, public agencies, parks, night markets, commercial districts, and department stores.
A total of 38 military personnel from the 33rd Chemical Corps, armed with 16 sanitizer spray guns and 7 reconnaissance transports, will be dispatched to 332 traffic hubs and public facilities to perform sterilization and disinfection procedures during this period.