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Taiwan's COVID cases could peak in early June: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) predicts that COVID cases will peak in early June and drop off significantly by July, but new surges are possible in the near te...

Taiwan’s top COVID official rejects ban on indoor dining despite surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the number of daily local COVID-19 infections rising to record levels, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) rejected the idea of a ba...

WHO: COVID continues to decline, except in Americas, Africa

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of newly reported coronavirus cases and deaths globally continued to fall in the last week, continuing a decline that first b...

Famed restaurant in southern Taiwan suspends indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan continues to surge, a famed restaurant in Tainan City self-imposed an indoor dining ban on Tuesday (April 3). Wu Jian Hao (吳健豪...

En plein air: NYC aims to keep outdoor lifestyle post-virus

NEW YORK (AP) — As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor sheds hastily...

China: Beijing ramps up mass testing as Shanghai residents allowed outside

Beijing tightened COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday as it battled a fresh wave of the coronavirus. At the same time, residents of the country's most populous city, Shanghai, were allowed a small rep...

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&...

Yankees get a new star -- chef in Marcus Samuelsson

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees are getting a new star — chef. Marcus Samuelsson is expanding to Yankee Stadium this season, opening a Streetbird food stand behind section 112 in the rig...

Vegan-friendly ACME to open in Taipei Performing Arts Center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — ACME, a popular healthy lifestyle restaurant in Taipei, will open its fifth branch at the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on April 19 for a trial operation. Locate...

South Korea's COVID-19 deaths strain crematories, hospitals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea have instructed crematories to burn more bodies per day and funeral homes to add more refrigerators to store the dead as families struggle wit...

South Korea eases distancing despite record virus deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials announced an easing of social distancing restrictions even as the country saw its deadliest day of the pandemic on Friday, reflecting reduced political...

Taiwan declares Level 2 rules for Feb. 8-28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Lunar New Year holiday comes to a close and concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant persist, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 7) a...

S. Korea extends COVID-19 rules amid post-holiday surge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday extended its limits on indoor gatherings as health workers reported the fourth straight day of record coronavirus cases, following the Lunar New Y...

Taipei issues Level 2.5 COVID alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (Jan. 28) said that the city has raised the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, as the number of Omicron cases of unknown origin...

Taipei to launch Level 2.5 alert, details Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the rise of Omicron cluster infections tied to restaurants in northern Taiwan, the Taipei City Government will raise the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, with ...