Defense and disaster prevention drill Wan’an No. 38, will be held in the six cities and counties in northern Taiwan today.

After sirens sound at 1:30 p.m. in Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Taoyuan and Hsinchu cities and Hsinchu and Yilan counties, pedestrians and vehicles will have to stay off the road.

If you’re going to be out on the roads at that time, you should know that vehicles already on the freeway will be exempt from the ban.

However, no cars will be allowed to get on the freeway during that period, and those exiting the freeway will have to pull to the side of the road until the drill ends at 2 p.m.

Motorists or pedestrians who do not follow the orders of drill workers will face fines of up to $150,000 NT.

And you should also know that high-speed trains, Taipei Metro trains, and flights will not be affected by the drill.

Taipei city will also stage a disaster rescue drill, Min’an No. 1, with firefighters demonstrating their skill at rescuing victims in a simulated earthquake and gas explosion.

If you’re interested in seeing the Min-an drill, it will be broadcast live on the Taipei City Disaster Prevention and Rescue Information website, from 2:30 to 3:40 this afternoon.


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