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Taiwan could ease border restrictions, downgrade COVID in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 9) stated that border controls could be eased and COVID's designation could be downgraded in July...

Taiwan to punish people who fail to get PCR test after positive rapid result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 3) said those who receive a positive result from a rapid antigen test and fail to apply for a PCR te...

New Taipei man caught selling fake COVID vaccination card online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei man was arrested on Sunday (April 24) for allegedly selling fake COVID vaccination certificates online. That day, advertisements on online shopping platfor...

New Taipei woman faces up to NT$1 million fine for IG post about tossing trash during quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The girlfriend of a New Taipei teen who was fined NT$1.5 million (US$52,500) for playing basketball while undergoing home isolation faces up to NT$1 million in fines for m...

COVID cases who fail to use Taiwan contact tracing app face punishment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Thursday (April 14) that confirmed COVID cases who fail to register on Taiwan's contact traci...

Northern Taiwan man could be fined at least NT$200,000 for breaking home quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Keelung City was busted by police on Monday night (April 11) for breaking home quarantine by going out to buy a drink. The fine for such an offense is between NT$...

Taipei mayor caught singing without wearing a mask

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (March 30) said that he was confused by the COVID-19 prevention rules, even as a local commander enforcing the rules, after he wa...

Taiwan's plan to open borders likely to be released next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Friday (March 11) that it is possible the center will release a plan on reopening Taiwan's borde...

Change of route costs man in Taiwan NT$600,000 for quarantine breach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been slapped with a heavy fine of NT$600,000 (US$21,656) for requesting a change of route on a quarantine taxi in the latest example of Taiwan’s unyielding...

Quarantine breaker located in Taipei, fined NT$600,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese citizen who returned Wednesday (Jan. 19) from Dubai but broke quarantine has been located in Taipei and punished with a fine of NT$600,000 (US$21,651). Pan ...

Taiwan alters testing regulations for travelers, migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 27) tightened the window for COVID testing for travelers to two days, while it eliminated the need for ...

Self-health management revelers at Taipei's New Year's Eve party risk heavy fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's iconic New Year's Eve celebration will start at 6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 31), but those observing self-health management are not allowed to join the party. ...

Taiwan's Level 2 COVID alert extended to Jan. 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 27) announced that Taiwan's Level 2 COVID alert will be extended to Jan. 10 and listed rules for New Year...

Taiwan to fine Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 for COVID lab infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 24) announced that it will be fining Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 (US$5,400) after the lack of prop...

Indonesian worker tests positive for COVID after flying to Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker flew to Penghu County without waiting for the results of his COVID-19 test, which came back positive, potentially exposing 53 people to the vi...