Do not panic! Annual Wan An drill to take place at noon

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The 43rd Wan An Air Raid Drills (萬安43號演習) will unfold on Tuesday at 1:30 pm throughout the country.

The general public will be informed of the drill by text message, as part of an effort to test out Taiwan’s Airspace Threat Alert System (空中威脅告警系統). The system is designed to send out warnings of imminent missile attacks launched by enemy countries.

The Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (國防部) announced that the annual drill will take place between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m, in both Taiwan and all of its outlying islands.

It is important to note that the drill this year will be different from previous years; you do not have to pull over their vehicles nor stay inside during the drill.

You are instead advised to continue their everyday lives and refrain from panicking.

According to reports by Chinese-language media, sirens and messages will be sent shortly before the drill begins, and again when the drill ends after 30 minutes.