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550,000 BioNTech jabs labeled for Taiwan to arrive Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that 550,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine labeled for Taiwan will arrive in the country on ...

60% of Taiwan's imported cases on Thursday breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 16) announced that six out of 10 imported COVID-19 cases that day were classified as breakthrough infections...

93% of Taiwanese high school students willing to take BNT vaccine: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Wednesday (Sept. 15), statistics showed that 93% of junior and senior high school students in Taiwan were willing to take the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine,...

Chinese firm buys rights to sell Canadian mRNA vaccine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese biopharmaceutical company is in the process of acquiring the license for a Canadian mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, including the rights to the Taiwan market and other co...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations for students aged 12-17 start Sept. 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 12) announced that its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines will be provided to children between th...

Taipei European School to provide BioNTech vaccine to students Oct. 1-6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei European School (TES) announced late last week that it will be offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to students early next month. On Thursday (Sept....

Israel to reopen for small foreign tour groups

JERUSALEM, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Israel will allow small foreign tour groups from selective countries to visit from Sept. 19 under a pilot programme to kick-start tourism, the government said on Sunday. ...

Taiwan will begin to administer BNT vaccine to high school students from Sept. 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine to high school students on campus from Sept. 23. Senior high school students will be the firs...

Taiwan reports 1st imported breakthrough case vaccinated with Sputnik V

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 2) reported two new imported breakthrough infections, including Taiwan's first known case to have been fu...

932,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of the long-awaited Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Taiwan early Thursday morning (Sept. 2). The doses were transported by flight CV7962, op...

Long-awaited Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive in Taiwan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The long-anticipated first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses is due to arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday evening (Sept. 1). When asked on Tuesday (Aug. 31) to...

1st batch of Pfizer-BioNTech doses to arrive in Taiwan tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The long-anticipated first batch of 900,000 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses is reportedly set to arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday evening (Sept. 1). When asked to c...

Taiwan prioritizes students 12-17 for BioNTech jab, followed by 18-22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Aug. 31) announced that the priority group for the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines will be...

3.3 million Taiwanese sign up for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Within three days, nearly 3.3 million people in Taiwan have listed the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as their brand of choice. On Aug. 25, Health Minister and Centra...

Taipei Carrefour, Guanghua Digital Plaza closed after visit by breakthrough case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three major shopping centers in the heart of Taipei have been closed for disinfection after a confirmed breakthrough COVID case was found to have recently visited these ar...