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CECC predicts Taiwan's COVID cases will peak next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 18) predicted that Taiwan's COVID cases will likely peak next week. After reporting around 60,000 COVID...

Taipei launches drive-through COVID testing at Liberty Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City opened up a drive-through service for COVID-19 testing at Liberty Square, allowing for 1,200 tests to be administered between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day, repor...

Taiwan to ease rules in COVID testing, prescriptions on May 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Wednesday (May 18), Taiwan will further expand the categories of people who can take a rapid antigen test instead of a PCR test, which will enable doctors to i...

South Africa in new surge of COVID from versions of omicron

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts. For about three weeks the country has ...

3 categories of people no longer need PCR test in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Thursday (May 12), three categories of people no longer need to take a PCR as a rapid antigen test will suffice, with a positive result being considered an off...

Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVID testing plunges

Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. ...

Taiwan releases online map showing PCR testing clinics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 6) announced that 190 clinics can begin to offer PCR testing and released an online interactive map showing the l...

Taiwan mobilizes 190 clinics to provide COVID PCR tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Friday (May 6) that 190 clinics would provide PCR testing to the public. Taiwan on Friday reported a single-day r...

Taiwan ends PCR test rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID cases surge across Taiwan and emergency rooms become overwhelmed with people wanting to get tested, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that mult...

Taiwan to punish people who fail to get PCR test after positive rapid result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 3) said those who receive a positive result from a rapid antigen test and fail to apply for a PCR te...

Taiwan imposes restrictions on PCR tests for asymptomatic people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a major spike in COVID cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday (May 2) that it will only administer PCR tests to people who experience symp...

10,000 Taiwan students diagnosed with COVID in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With nearly 10,000 students, including over 1,000 preschool students testing positive for COVID within a week, organizations are calling for the distribution of more test ...

Where should people in Taiwan with COVID symptoms go?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine (TSEM) on Sunday (April 24) urged people who suspect they have COVID to avoid going to hospital emergency rooms to undergo testing...

California will keep workplace pandemic rules through 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California workplace regulators on Thursday extended mandatory pay for workers affected by the coronavirus through the end of 2022, acting more than two months after state la...

DOJ: 21 people charged nationwide with $150M in COVID fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-one people have been charged in the past nine days as part of a nationwide enforcement push to root out those who exploit the pandemic through health care fraud schemes, the J...