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Mask mandates return to US college campuses as cases rise

The final weeks of the college school year have been disrupted yet again by COVID-19 as universities bring back mask mandates, switch to online classes and scale back large gatherings in response to u...

Dozens of children could die from COVID in Taiwan without vaccine: CECC expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) warned that dozens of children in Taiwan could die from COVID and urged vaccinations to prevent severe symptoms. ...

Home care program kicks in as Taiwan surpasses 1,500 daily cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As stated earlier this month, Taiwan will allow people with mild symptoms to isolate at home because daily COVID cases surpassed the 1,500 case milestone on Tuesday (April...

Taiwan reports 1,626 local COVID cases, 2 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 1,626 local COVID cases and two deaths on Tuesday (April 19). CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 101 im...

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...

Taiwan looking to open borders in July based on infection rate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday (April 18) he expects Taiwan to open its borders to travelers from countries with similar inf...

Fourth shot protects against severe Omicron outcomes; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood clots

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Fourth ...

Taiwan mayor to isolate after handing award to COVID-positive police officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung City Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) will isolate for three days after a police officer he had given an award to was confirmed as a COVID-19 case Friday (March 25). Th...

French Quarter Festival returns after two-year COVID hiatus

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's been two years since the largest free festival and showcase of Louisiana music, food and culture has taken place in New Orleans' French Quarter. But that chan...

Daehan Rehabilitation Hospital Putrajaya Supports Long-Covid Rehabilitation Patients

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 16 February 2022 - The Health Ministry of Malaysia recently announced that long Covid-19 patients will undergo medical rehabilitation for extended period of t...

Migrant worker at Career Technology plant in New Taipei tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Apple supplier Career Technology Co. (嘉聯益) on Wednesday (Feb. 9) announced that a foreign worker at its electronics factory in New Taipei City had tested positiv...

Lata Mangeshkar: How the iconic singer's death exposes India's communal rifts

Even the death of Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary playback singer whose career spanned seven decades, could not unite India. Mangeshkar died at the age of 92 after weeks of hospitalization due to a CO...

Real estate agent transmits COVID to New Taipei client

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The real estate agent brother of a chef who is at the heart of a cluster infection that started in the Grand Hotel, has transmitted COVID to a client. On Saturday (Jan....

Former Olympic gymnastic champion dies after COVID infection

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Former Olympic gymnastics champion Szilveszter Csollany died Monday at the age of 51 after spending weeks hospitalized with COVID-19, Hungarian sports officials said. ...

Prior infection, vaccines provide best protection from COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study in two states that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19. ...