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Taiwan's COVID cases could peak in early June: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) predicts that COVID cases will peak in early June and drop off significantly by July, but new surges are possible in the near te...

CECC predicts Taiwan's COVID cases will peak next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 18) predicted that Taiwan's COVID cases will likely peak next week. After reporting around 60,000 COVID...

COVID cases in northern Taiwan trending down as infections in south rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent psychiatrist pointed out on Tuesday (May 17) that based on COVID case numbers over the past week, infections appear to be plateauing in northern Taiwan while s...

How Kaohsiung’s COVID approach trumps Taipei

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Domination of the news cycle by the COVID-19 outbreak is beginning to get a little irksome, especially for those of us who have spent the last couple of years following...

Taiwan warns of NT$3 million fine for reporting wrong COVID case numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of daily local COVID-19 infections rises to record levels, reporting false numbers can be punished by fines of up to NT$3 million (US$101,600), the Central E...

3.5 million people in Taiwan will contract COVID: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Sunday (April 17) predicted 15% of Taiwan's population will contract COVID-19. At a press brief...

'Meaningless’: Taiwan's health minister, scholars agree on futility of reporting COVID case numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said he agrees with scholars that “reporting case numbers is already meaningless” as total daily COVID-19 cases in the co...

Consultant predicts Taiwan will open borders to Filipinos by April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A consultant and migration expert predicts that Filipino migrant workers can again begin entering Taiwan sometime between March and April. On Nov. 11, Taiwan lifted the...

Record COVID case numbers reported in 2 Australia states

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Victoria and Queensland states reported record levels of new daily coronavirus infections on Tuesday as pressure on testing centers prompted calls for wider use of rapid anti...

Points system for migrant workers entering Taiwan explained

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When Taiwan begins opening its borders to migrant workers later this month, a points system will be used to select which foreign workers will be prioritized for entry into...

China's Wuhan remembers coronavirus lockdown

On January 23, 2020, after the coronavirus began to spread out of control in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, authorities imposed a total lockdown affecting over 11 million people, and cut off all t...

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson orders new lockdown for England

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a new lockdown for England's 56 million residents to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. As part of the measures, which are...

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 25 The Baltimore Sun on toilet paper purchases during the pandemic: ...