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Taiwan CECC to test 400 more contacts of doctor, nurse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 14) announced that 522 contacts of the doctor and nurse diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus have tes...

Former Taiwan health minister’s comments about COVID-positive doctor spark outrage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Jan. 13) called on former Health Minister Yang Chih-liang (楊志良) to stop sabotaging the nation’...

Taiwan doctor may have been infected during intubation of Covid patient

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first doctor to test positive for the Wuhan coronavirus appears to have contracted the disease from a confirmed case he was treating, possibly during an intub...

Doctor and nurse in Taiwan hospital test positive for Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new domestic coronavirus cases, a doctor and a nurse who work in a northern Taiwan hospital that treats c...

British man in Taiwan critically ill with mutant UK Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly British man is in critical condition after being diagnosed with the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the U.K. and has been placed on a ventilator. The new str...

Taiwan seeks to recruit 20,000 volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced Wednesday (Nov. 11) that it is recruiting 20,000 volunteers for Phase 2 clinical trials of coronavirus vaccines develop...

Flu vaccination ruled out in 4 deaths in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s health authorities on Tuesday (Oct. 27) ruled out influenza vaccination as the cause of death for four seniors who died after receiving a flu jab. Seekin...

CECC advisor urges Taiwanese public not to fixate on maintaining zero cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) advisory specialist panel convener Chang Shan-chwen (張上淳) on Monday (Aug. 3) urged the public not to overlook the long-term pandemic...

Taiwan faces five challenges in 'second half' of coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chang Shang-chun (張上淳), organizer of the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) specialist advisory panel, said during a seminar on Thursday (July 30) that Taiwan fa...

Taiwan to start human testing of coronavirus vaccine in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese vaccine manufacturer Adimmune Corporation (國光生技) is expected to launch live human trials of its coronavirus candidate vaccine in August after it was proven effec...

Taiwan marks 98 days without new local coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (July 15) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 98 days without a new local in...

Taiwan finds Trump's 'miracle cure' ineffective against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Tuesday (26) that clinical trials of an anti-malarial drug Trump had touted as a "miracle cure" ...

Taiwan teams up with Stanford to design protocols for travel resumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is joining hands with Stanford University in the U.S. to design a mechanism for effective testing and quarantine as the island country prepares to relax travel rest...

Taiwan just a few steps away from return to normalcy: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) announcement Sunday (May 11) that Taiwan has gone 28 days without reporting a single local transmission of coron...

Wearing masks key to Taiwan's pandemic prevention success: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's pandemic situation has become more stable, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (May 9) that mask-wearing has played a key factor in th...