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US CDC raises COVID travel alert for Taiwan to high-risk Level 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have raised Taiwan’s COVID-19 travel alert to the high-risk Level 3 category, reports said Tuesday...

Thailand raises COVID-19 alert level due to Omicron spread

Thailand on Thursday raised its COVID-19 alert level following rising infections driven by the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a senior health official said. The change, from leve...

Taiwan’s COVID alert expected to go down after LNY: CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Sunday (Dec. 12) that he hopes the COVID-19 alert level will be lowered after the Lunar New Year ...

Taiwan aims to reach 70% 1st-dose vaccination rate by end of October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Wednesday (Oct. 13) that Taiwan needs to administer at least 4.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccin...

Taiwan extends Level 2 COVID alert until Sept. 6 but loosens restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Level 2 COVID alert will remain in place until at least Sept. 6, while the number of people allowed to gather inside will be raised to 80 and outside to 300, the Centr...

New Taipei continues to restrict visitors to scenic areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the first weekend following the lowering of Taiwan’s COVID-19 alert level, New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) reminded residents on Saturday (July 31) that the...

CECC will decide within 2 days whether to relax indoor/outdoor gathering limits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (July 21) said that an announcement will be made within the next two day...

Taiwan 'highly likely' to lower restrictions to Level 2 on July 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) stated on Monday (July 19) that there is a high probability epidemic prevention restrictions will be lowered to Level 2...

Taipei cop fines couple for drinking water in car

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A couple was ticketed by Taipei police for removing their masks inside their car to drink water on a hot summer day. At approximately 4 p.m. on July 8, having just fini...

Taiwan extends Level 3 restrictions to July 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 23) announced that the nationwide Level 3 restrictions will be extended through July 12. At a pre...

Expert calls for lowering Taiwan's Level 3 alert to 2.5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 case numbers have stayed below 200 for four straight days and Taiwan's R number has dropped to 0.46, an epidemiologist is calling for a Level 2.5 alert as ...

CECC mulls lowering Taiwan's alert level in certain regions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is not ruling out the possibility that it may lift Level 3 restrictions in some areas as the country sees three straigh...

Taiwan cops bust funeral for having too many mourners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police over the weekend issued steep fines to nearly a dozen family members attending a funeral for exceeding crowd limits set by the Level 3 epidemic prevention measures,...

Taiwan to extend Level 3 restrictions to June 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Monday (June 7) announced that the nationwide Level 3 restrictions will be extended through June 28. Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) convened a mee...

Taiwan's Executive Yuan to decide on Level 3 alert extension this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID outbreak in Taiwan shows no signs of abating soon, many have expressed concerns as to whether the Level 3 epidemic alert will be extended. Central Epidemic...