Taiwan CECC head less than impressed with Russia's vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) said that the protection offered a...

Taiwan's new quarantine rules for Philippine arrivals kick in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Wednesday (Aug. 12) began implementing a new requirement that all arriving passengers from the Philippines must undergo testing for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-...

Taiwan contacts of Belgian, Japanese, and Taiwanese Hongkonger all test negative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) announced that hundreds of people who came in contact with the infected Belgian, Japanese, and T...

Taiwan drops Vietnam from list of low-risk countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of new local outbreaks of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has changed its classification from ...

Taiwan reports new imported coronavirus case from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wed. (Aug. 12) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from the Philippines. During his w...

Trump praises Taiwan’s epidemic response, has no plans to visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Trump in a radio interview Tuesday (Aug. 11) praised Taiwan’s epidemic response but ruled out visiting the country by the end of the year. Trump gave a ...

HHS Secretary Azar’s visit a turning point in Taiwan's relations with US

In the next stage of the pandemic era, Taiwan must reach out to share its health expertise internationally, all the while maintaining economic growth and keeping the coronavirus at bay. The visit of U...

US Health Secretary Azar praises Taiwan in CNN interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said his unprecedented trip to Taiwan served to support the island in the global health community, according to...

Taiwan has donated 51 million surgical masks worldwide amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said on Tuesday (Aug. 11) that the country has donated over 50 million surgical masks to other countries amid the coronavir...

US health secretary attends MOU signing ceremony on historic visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday (Aug. 10) joined his Taiwanese counterpart, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), in presiding ov...

Taiwan president meets with US health secretary, pledges to strengthen collaborations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, the highest-level Cabinet member to have visited Taiwan for over four decades, President Tsai ...

Coronavirus antibodies found in all target groups in Taiwan study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The preliminary results of an ongoing study between Taiwan's top university and Changhua County have found some positives out of approximately 3,000 residents of the c...

Taiwan denies planning new global health organization with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Monday (Aug. 10) denied a Japanese media report suggesting it is in the process of planning a new agency with the U.S. to supplant the World Hea...

Highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years lands in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar landed in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 9), marking the highest-level visit by a member of the Cabine...

All Philippine arrivals to undergo quarantine at designated facilities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Wednesday (Aug. 12), all inbound travelers from the Philippines will be transported to designated quarantine centers instead of being allowed to go home after the...