Taipei The cleaning and disinfection of schools will be completed throughout the country before the delayed start of the new semester on Tuesday, as part of the government's prevention efforts against the novel coronavirus, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
As of Saturday, 87 percent of the disinfection work had been carried out at schools at the kindergarten to grade 12 (K 12) level, and by Sunday evening the completion rate will rise to 99 percent, the EPA said.
After that, only some schools in Taitung County on the east coast and on the outlying islands would be left, but that work would be done on Monday, the EPA said.
The start of the spring semester was postponed in Taiwan for two weeks, with the reopening of K 12 schools pushed back to Feb. 25 and most universities due to open on March 2, as the government stepped up its response efforts against the novel coronavirus (COVID 19).
The EPA subsequently issued a directive for the cleaning and disinfection of some 4,100 K 12 schools around Taiwan before the opening date.
Environmental protection units in the various cities and counties have been helping with the disinfection of schools by providing spray cleaning solutions and sanitizers.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel