Virus Outbreak: People who litter masks face fines of up to NT$6,000Staff writer, with CNAPeople who throw away their masks in public areas can be fined up to NT$6,000, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said. Masks fall under the category of general waste and should be disposed of in regular garbage bins, the ministry said. However, those who discard their masks on the street can be fined NT$1,200 to NT$6,000 under the Waste Disposal Act (廢棄物清理法), it said. Photo: Lo Chi, Taipei TimesLocal governments have reported an increase in the number of discarded masks since the COVID-19 outbreak began, as the use of masks has skyrocketed. Only four masks were found in the garbage bins that the hospital had set up, the bureau said.
Source: Taipei Times March 29, 2020 15:56 UTC