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Taipei shuts down public gatherings amid community transmission in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a declaration of community transmission by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Taipei City announced on Tuesday (May 11) that it will be canceling all events ...

Chen declares Taiwan has community transmission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a press conference on Tuesday (May 11), the Minister of Health and Welfare and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced that with the outbreak of five local cases ...

CECC head says 2 weeks key to averting community transmission amid Taiwan clusters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a radio talk show interview on Monday (May 3), the Minister of Health and Welfare and CECC Head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) warned that Taiwan is on the "verge of co...

Taiwan adds one domestic COVID transmission linked to hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A nurse at a hospital in northern Taiwan where a doctor and his girlfriend, also a nurse, tested positive for the coronavirus has been confirmed as a domestic transmission...

UN fears 'massive' COVID transmission in Ethiopia's Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations fears “massive community transmission” of COVID-19 in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, fueled by displacement and the collapse of health services, as humanit...

Virus uptick in Hasidic NYC neighborhoods causes concern

NEW YORK (AP) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in a handful of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations is raising alarm bells even as New York City's overall infection rate...