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Taiwan cancels COVID booster requirement for gym visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who have received just two COVID-19 jabs will be allowed to use gyms but must wear a mask at all times, the Sports Administration said Friday (May 27). On A...

WHO: 2nd COVID booster for most vulnerable offers benefits

GENEVA (AP) — An expert group convened by the World Health Organization says there may be some benefit in giving a second booster dose of coronavirus vaccine to the most vulnerable people amid the con...

Taiwan launches 4th COVID shot on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 15) announced Taiwan will authorize a second COVID booster shot to elderly, long-term care institution residents,...

Taiwan to start 4th COVID vaccine doses next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 13) announced that a fourth dose of the COVID vaccine will be made available to seniors as soon as next week. ...

Taiwan's Taitung offers ‘unprecedented’ hotel discount to tourists having taken COVID booster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some hotels in Taitung County are jointly offering an “unprecedentedly favorable” deal to people who have received a COVID-19 booster shot, according to a loca...

Taiwan's travel sector asks Tourism Bureau for help amid COVID booster requirement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau should do more to help travel agencies and group travelers required to get a COVID-19 booster shot, lawmakers said Tuesday (April 26). As the daily n...

School staff in Taiwan required to get COVID booster shot or weekly testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has recently issued a national directive to all schools from the kindergarten level up to senior high schools stating that all s...

Taiwan won't go into Shanghai-like lockdown despite rising COVID cases, premier says

Taiwan will not go into a Shanghai-like lockdown to control a rise in domestic COVID-19 cases as the vast majority of those infected have no symptoms or show only minor symptoms, Premier Su Tseng-chan...

Taiwan approves second COVID booster dose, infections yet to peak

Taiwan's government has approved a second COVID-19 booster vaccine dose for those 65 and older, and third boosters for the immunocompromised, as it looks to step up its fight against a spike in do...

Taiwan’s COVID booster requirement for group tours draws ire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center’s Friday (April 15) announcement that people engaging in group tours and some other activities are required to get a COVID-19 vac...

People in 24 fields in Taiwan required to get COVID booster starting April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday announced that COVID booster shots will become mandatory for people in 24 different fields beginning April 22. Duri...

S.Korea to lift most COVID curbs from next week as Omicron wanes

SEOUL, April 15 (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it will drop most COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions next week, including a midnight curfew on eateries, as the Omicron surge in cases shows ...

Pfizer to seek COVID booster for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer said Thursday it wants to expand its COVID-19 booster shots to healthy elementary-age kids. U.S. health authorities already urge everyone 12 and older to get one booster dose ...

Sunday last day foreigners can get free shots at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free COVID booster shots are available to foreigners and Taiwanese alike at Taipei Main Station from April 11-17. According to the Taipei City Department of Health, fir...

Taiwan's 3rd shot rate reaches 50% amid Omicron surge

TAPEI (Taiwan News) — The percentage of Taiwanese who have received a third COVID vaccine dose has surpassed 50%, as Taiwan begins to see a spike in Omicron cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (...