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Taiwan won't open borders until child vaccination rate rises from 6% to 50%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 27) said it will not lift border restrictions until the COVID vaccination rate for children under the age of fi...

India recognizes Taiwan's COVID vaccine passport, China excluded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India on Tuesday (July 12) included Taiwan in its list of countries from which travelers can present their COVID vaccination certificate instead of a negative PCR test rep...

Australia expands fourth COVID dose rollout amid fresh Omicron threat

Australia said on Thursday it would expand the rollout of the fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines from next week as it battles a steady rise in hospital admissions fuelled by the highly transmissible new...

Taiwan ends vaccine mandate for tour groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tourism Bureau on Monday (June 20) announced that it is ending the requirement that domestic tour group participants receive three doses of COVID vaccines and...

Taiwan launches 4th COVID shot on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 15) announced Taiwan will authorize a second COVID booster shot to elderly, long-term care institution residents,...

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking 'swift measures' against COVID outbreak

North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country began its fourth day under a nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the impoverished country's first confirmed COVID-19 outbr...

Taiwan to start COVID vaccination of children May 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — COVID vaccinations for children ages six to 11 can begin at schools on May 2, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Tuesday (April 26). The vaccination of children has g...

New Taipei man caught selling fake COVID vaccination card online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei man was arrested on Sunday (April 24) for allegedly selling fake COVID vaccination certificates online. That day, advertisements on online shopping platfor...

Children also eligible to receive Taiwan’s latest Moderna vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Children between the ages of five and 11 are also eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, with Moderna doses arriving in Taiwan on Saturday evening (April 23), accordin...

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. ...

California delays coronavirus vaccine mandate for schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is sticking with its coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren, but it won't happen until at least the summer of 2023, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration anno...

Sunday last day foreigners can get free shots at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free COVID booster shots are available to foreigners and Taiwanese alike at Taipei Main Station from April 11-17. According to the Taipei City Department of Health, fir...

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far?

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far? It's an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant, but it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease. Since ...

Third-dose COVID vaccination required for customers at ‘special entertainment facilities’ in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of a COVID-19 cluster in the northern port city of Keelung rising to 27 infections, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (March 27) issued an orde...

Zimbabwe renews COVID vaccination drive, targets schoolkids

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has launched a new COVID-19 vaccination campaign that includes jabbing children aged 12 and above to rescue a drive faltering due to vaccine hesitancy and complacency....