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Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...

Covid-positive Philippine man attended training class in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Feb. 21) confirmed that a Filipino man had attended a meeting in a building in Tainan shortly before testing...

Businessman fined NT$100,000 for breaking Taiwan quarantine to see dentist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman has been fined NT$100,000 for stopping by a dentist when he was supposed to be in quarantine. A Taiwanese businessman surnamed Li (李) returned f...

Northern Taiwan hospitals to ban visitors on Feb. 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid fears that a hospital coronavirus cluster infection could continue to worsen, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 27) announced that visitor...

Taipei landlords caught illegally renting out studios for quarantines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four property owners in Taipei have been slapped with a fine of NT$700,000 (US$25,000) for illegally renting out their studios for quarantine purposes, the city government...

Pingtung man fined NT$700,000 for spending Taiwan quarantine in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man has been handed a hefty fine for spending his quarantine away from his home county after returning from China. A male resident of Pingtung County who re...

5 Taiwanese attend Mayday concert despite self-monitoring for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Taiwanese nationals who reportedly attended the year-end concert held by the local pop band Mayday on Thursday (Dec. 31) before their self-health monitoring period ha...

Taipei City Hall Plaza crowd limited to 80,000 on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid fears of a new outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Dec. 29) announced that the crowd at Taipei City Hall Plaza will be limited t...

Close contacts of Philippine COVID-19 case test negative

A total of 10 individuals who had close contact with a COVID-19-positive woman from the Philippines in Kaohsiung have tested negative for the virus, the city government's Department of Health conf...

New Zealander pilot, friend feasted at Taipei's Din Tai Fung while infected with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a document leaked by a Taipei City Councilor on Wednesday (Dec. 23), the New Zealander pilot behind Taiwan's first local Wuhan coronavirus infection in ei...

Coronavirus-positive Filipina fined NT$10,000 for hotpot with colleagues in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina woman who tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus has been fined NT$10,000 (US$350) for having hot pot on the first day of her self-health monitoring period. ...

EVA Air mulling firing New Zealand pilot for dishonesty about Taiwan travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air on Tuesday (Dec. 22) announced that it will hold a disciplinary committee meeting and determine whether to terminate a cargo pilot from New Zealand after he was fo...

New Zealand pilot fined NT$300,000 for dishonesty about Taiwan travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An EVA Air cargo pilot from New Zealand has been fined by the Taoyuan City Department of Public Health for not being truthful about his recent contact and travel history, ...

Taiwan announces 1st local coronavirus case in 254 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Dec. 22) announced its first local case of the Wuhan coronavirus, breaking one of the longest streaks in th...

Taiwan’s heavy fine for migrant worker who broke quarantine sparks controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The heavy fine of NT$100,000 (US$3,500) imposed on a Filipino worker in Taiwan who stepped out of his room in a quarantine hotel for only eight seconds has attracted signi...