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Taiwan considers loosening COVID restrictions Nov. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are likely to be loosened further beginning Nov. 2, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (Oct. 2...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, no deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported no new local COVID-19 infections Saturday (Oct. 23) and no deaths, but seven imported cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Th...

Taiwan residents who took AZ can take BNT for 2nd dose in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 550,000 Taiwanese and foreign residents who have received a first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine will be able to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech (BN...

One of Taiwan’s wealthiest businessmen diagnosed with Delta variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s wealthiest businesspeople, Fubon Financial Chairman Richard Tsai (蔡明興), was confirmed as having the Delta variant of COVID-19, reports said Friday (O...

Taiwan reports 2 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 22) reported two new local COVID-19 cases. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced six ...

Taiwan not scrapping real name tracing until at least mid-2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The real-name-based contact tracing scheme will not be terminated until at least the middle of next year, the head of Taiwan’s COVID-19 task force said Thursday (Oct...

Taiwan reports 2 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 21) reported two new imported COVID-19 cases. The CECC announced two imported COVID cases and no local infe...

Travelers flying to Taiwan's outer islands no longer need PCR testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers departing from five airports in Taiwan no longer need to undergo PCR testing to fly to the country's outer islands. The Civil Aeronautics Administration (...

Filipina, Indonesian latest Sinovac breakthrough cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) reported that two of its three new breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, 4 imported infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases. In a press release issued that afternoon, the CECC announced f...

Taiwan CECC deputy head chastises reporter for calling China 'Mainland'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Deputy Chief of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) caused a stir at the end of the center's press conference on Tuesday (Oct....

Taiwan reports 1 local COVID case in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 19) reported one new local COVID-19 case. Deputy CECC chief Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) that afternoon announced fi...

Taiwan High Speed Rail resumes non-reserved seating

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) riders can now book non-reserved seats as the country further eases COVID-19 restrictions. The sale of non-reserved seat tickets was halte...

Taiwan must pursue risk management to overcome future challenges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the things that first hit me after moving to Taiwan was how risk-averse people are here. When I suggested meeting a friend for a drink he replied “I can&rs...

Taiwan reports zero COVID cases for 1st time since April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time since April, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 18) did not report a single local or imported COVID-19 case, nor did it announce...