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Health expert calls for search for asymptomatic COVID cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government should take more action to track down asymptomatic COVID cases, a top health expert said Thursday (June 17). The country can use its own methods to do so...

NTU to announce antibody test results of 10,000 Taiwanese Aug. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The organizers of the mass testing for Wuhan coronavirus antibodies carried out on 10,000 residents of western Taiwan will finally announce the results on Thursday (Aug. 2...

NTU, Changhua balk at posting antibody test results of 10,000 Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The announcement of the results of mass testing for Wuhan coronavirus antibodies originally slated to be announced Tuesday (Aug. 25) has been suddenly scrapped. Since J...

Taiwan's Changhua conducted undisclosed coronavirus tests for six months: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following news that Changhua County Public Health Bureau is under investigation for conducting undisclosed COVID-19 screenings of asymptomatic individuals, Taiwan's Ce...

Central Taiwan health chief investigated over proactive COVID-19 screenings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Changhua County Public Health Bureau is under investigation for conducting proactive screenings for COVID-19 after an asymptomatic teenager tested positive while in ho...

Academia Sinica epidemiologist estimates 300 to 600 asymptomatic carriers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading epidemiologist estimates that there are a shocking number of potentially asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers in Taiwan, after reports that a Japanese student and a Th...

Taiwan leading public health expert urges mass testing of all foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign visitors seeking medical care will be permitted to enter Taiwan under certain circumstances starting Aug. 1, but a leading public health expert expressed worries t...

UC Berkeley dean discusses campus virus prevention in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the University of California-Berkeley faces the return of its students, its School of Public Health Dean Michael Lu (呂淳祺) has been visiting Taiwan, where he praised the...

Taiwan first in Asia to enact public health expert certification law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan’s coronavirus task force on Saturday (July 4) described “public health” as an indicator of national power, with Taiwan becoming the fi...

'Immunity passports' to fast-track foreign students in Taiwan urged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two National Taiwan University (NTU) professors on Monday (June 15) called on the government to issue "immunity passports" among other measures to shorten the qu...

Experts call for risk assessment before international students return to Taiwan

Careful risk assessment or testing should be implemented before Taiwan reopens its borders to international students amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, public health experts said on Monday. Ta...

MOFA responds to Taiwan's exclusion from permitted travel destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) responded Tuesday (June 2) to reports of Taiwan being excluded from several countries' border control relaxation, saying the Tai...

Coronavirus drives Taiwan to expedite law for public health expert certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is soon expected to enact regulation for the certification of public health experts in a bid to improve its disease control preparedness in the wake of the coronavi...

Public health scholar urges Taiwan to get ready for mass COVID-19 testing ASAP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University College of Public Health Dean Chan Chang-chuan (詹長權) on Tuesday (April 7) urged the government to get ready for mass COVID-19 testing as the dis...

Taiwan doctor urges total lockdown to avoid collapse of medical system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medical experts in Taiwan are raising the alarm over how strained the country's resources will be in the event of a larger spike in coronavirus cases, with some sugges...