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Taiwan 101 lights up to mark end of CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 flashed seven messages on Monday (May 1) to thank the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for leading Taiwan's people through the pandemic as it official...

Taiwan CECC holds last press conference, will shutter on May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 960 press conferences held since being activated, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) held its final press briefing on Thursday (April 27) Over the past 1,...

CECC debunks rumor that foreign caregiver contracted mpox from Taipei market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (April 20) refuted an internet rumor that a female foreigner caring for an elderly Taiwanese woman had alle...

Almost all passengers on Taipei MRT wear masks despite lifting of mask mandate for public transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An extremely high percentage of passengers on the Taipei MRT or public buses in the Taipei metro area are still wearing masks on Monday (April 17), the day the mask mandat...

Taiwan ends mass transit mask mandate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 17) officially ended the mask mandate for public transportation. Effective Monday, the wearing of m...

Taiwan to end mass transit mask mandate on April 17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (April 13) confirmed that it will discontinue the mask mandate for public transportation on Monday (April 1...

Taiwan to lift public transport mask mandate April 17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (April 7) announced that public transport passengers will no longer be required to wear masks starting April 17. In...

Taiwan CECC head rebukes Ma's claim of 'China's contribution to humanity' in Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang (王必勝) on Thursday (March 30) rebuffed former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) claim that China's allege...

Taiwan lifts divider, ethanol requirements for restaurants after 2.5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan gradually relaxes COVID-19-related rules, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Monday (March 27) the abolition of the “Food Service Industry...

Taiwan eyes end to mask mandate on public transport in mid-April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) may lift the mask mandate for public transportation in mid-April, pending an assessment after Tomb Sweeping Festival. On Mond...

Taiwan reports 5,411 COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (March 20) announced 5,411 local COVID cases, a 16% decrease from the same day last week. Taiwan also reported 133 ...

Taiwan ends quarantine for mild COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Monday (March 20) ended reporting and quarantine requirements for mild COVID cases. Effective Monday, mild COVID cases are exempt from quarantine and reportin...

Taiwan reports 8,209 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (March 19) announced 8419 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 8,209 were local and 210 were imported. In addi...

Taiwan mask mandate on public transport could end mid-April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the downward trend of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the end of mask mandates on public transport could be scheduled for April, the Central Epidemic Command Center (C...

Taiwan adds 7,825 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 7,825 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (March 18) as well as 35 deaths and 201 imported cases. The number of new local infections was 7.33% lower than...