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Taiwan-made Medigen booster can protect against Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese vaccine maker Medigen on Monday (Jan. 24) announced that the latest research data shows a booster shot of its COVID vaccine leads to increased levels of neutrali...

Mexico president returns after 2nd COVID-19 infection

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to his morning news conference Monday following a week of isolation for his second coronavirus infection. The...

Indonesia starts COVID boosters for elderly, others at risk

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia kicked off a COVID-19 booster campaign for the general public on Wednesday, prioritizing third shots for the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. ...

India starts booster shots for vulnerable amid omicron surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — Healthcare and front-line workers along with people above age 60 with health problems lined up Monday at vaccination centers across India to receive a third dose as infections linked ...

Polish representative praises Taiwan's Kaohsiung as high-tech industrial hub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Polish representative to Taiwan Cyryl Kozaczewski said that Kaohsiung would be a priority stopover if a Polish delegation were to visit the country. Kozaczewski met wit...

COVID case imported from Indonesia drove around east Taiwan region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman recently confirmed as a COVID-19 case imported from Indonesia visited popular tourist spots in Hualien County last week, reports said Thursday (Jan. 6). ...

India launches drive to vaccinate children before a feared Omicron surge

India started vaccinating children aged 15 to 18 against the coronavirus on Monday as it quickly expands its inoculation effort to cover the world's largest adolescent population amid fears the Om...

Taiwan's total imported Omicron cases rise to 50

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Dec. 29) announced 50 imported breakthrough Omicron cases within two and a half weeks. During a press conferenc...

Taiwan receives another delivery of AZ COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Tuesday (Dec. 21) that a new shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine had arrived in the country. The batch of ...

Japan to speed up booster shots amid fear of omicron spread

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday his government is accelerating COVID-19 booster shots and securing oral medicines after speaking with Pfizer Inc. CEO Albert Burla. ...

Two COVID cases linked to Taipei quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another imported COVID case has been reported in the same Taipei quarantine hotel for the second day in a row. On Tuesday (Dec. 14), the Central Epidemic Command Center...

Moderna shots for Taiwanese, foreigners available at Taipei Main Station until Dec. 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following an enthusiastic response by the public, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Wednesday (Dec. 8) that Moderna COVID vaccine inoculations for Ta...

Next pandemic could be more lethal than COVID, vaccine creator says

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Future pandemics could be even more lethal than COVID-19 so the lessons learned from the outbreak must not be squandered and the world should ensure it is prepared for the ne...

Senegal registers its first cases of the omicron variant

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has recorded its first cases of the omicron variant, becoming the third West African nation to detect the new coronavirus variant after Nigeria and Ghana. ...

Taiwan prepares 17th COVID vaccination round

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 17th round of COVID-19 vaccinations will open for registration Dec. 6-7, with the Dec. 9-15 inoculations using AstraZeneca and BioNTech shots, reports said Saturday (D...