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Taipei recommends virtual classes at primary, secondary schools May 23-27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government on Wednesday (May 18) recommended that primary and secondary schools switch to virtual classes next week to avoid the expected COVID-19 peak. ...

New Taipei mayor calls for treating positive rapid test results as confirmed COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Saturday (May 14) pleaded with the central government to recognize people with positive COVID-19 at-home rapid test results as confirmed ...

Taipei care home recalls COVID-positive staff to battle cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A care home in Taipei City has recalled 23 COVID-positive staff members back to work to fight a cluster that caused 126 infections and three deaths, reports said Saturday ...

Taipei mayor working from home amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is reported to be working from home on Wednesday (May 4) after he came in contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID. A...

Taipei may impose 'soft lockdown' if cases reach 'certain level': Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Tuesday (April 26) estimated that the total number of COVID cases in the city could reach 500,000 by May 18 and that a "soft lockdown&...

North Coast Fashion Art Festival features Taiwan's knitting queen Giogia Pan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The North Coast Fashion Art Festival will feature shows by the “queen of knitting” Giogia Pan (潘怡良) at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf on Saturday (April. 23). ...

Results of Taiwan ocean-cleaning “Project Blue” released on Earth Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The environmental protection results of “Project Blue,” which aims to clean marine debris from beaches and the ocean, were released at a press conference on Fr...

Taipei junior, senior high school students, teachers at home April 25-29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a surge in COVID-19 cases that has led to school closures, students and teachers at Taipei’s junior and senior high schools will be asked to practice dista...

Taipei launches home care program for COVID patients

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Omicron infections continue to surge, Taipei launched its home care program for mild and asymptomatic COVID cases on Wednesday (April 20). The Central Epidemic Comma...

Taipei mayor, deputy mayor enter isolation after exposure to COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) entered home isolation on Sunday (April 17) after it was found that they had come in contact with a...

Sunday last day foreigners can get free shots at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free COVID booster shots are available to foreigners and Taiwanese alike at Taipei Main Station from April 11-17. According to the Taipei City Department of Health, fir...

New Taipei makes Tamsui Light Rail free for minors ahead of Children's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate Children’s Day (April 4), the New Taipei City government has announced free rides for children on the Danhai Light Rail transit system for several days....

Yehliu Geopark in New Taipei to host night tours from April 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The unique rock formations at Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) in Wanli District (萬里區), New Taipei City, will be illuminated at night from April 15 – May 1. According to a...

Taiwan’s Gogoro announces traffic light battery backup system with Far EasTone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electric two-wheeler maker and swappable battery infrastructure provider Gogoro unveiled a smart traffic signal uninterruptible power system (UPS) that was developed in co...

New Taipei cram school teacher arrested for making students slap each other

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An English teacher at a cram school in New Taipei City's Xizhi District has been accused of making two students slap each other on the face while another recorded them...