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Real estate agent transmits COVID to New Taipei client

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The real estate agent brother of a chef who is at the heart of a cluster infection that started in the Grand Hotel, has transmitted COVID to a client. On Saturday (Jan....

Former Olympic gymnastic champion dies after COVID infection

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Former Olympic gymnastics champion Szilveszter Csollany died Monday at the age of 51 after spending weeks hospitalized with COVID-19, Hungarian sports officials said. ...

Prior infection, vaccines provide best protection from COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study in two states that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19. ...

3rd Taiwan Compal Electronics worker tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another employee of the Compal Electronics (仁寶電腦) factory in Taoyuan has tested positive for COVID, bringing the total number of cases at the plant to three. On Sunday ...

'This Is Us,' 'black-ish' salutes set for Paley TV festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “Better Call Saul” are among the shows to be saluted at the Paley Center for Media’s annual TV festival, returning to live events after two years of pa...

Northern Taiwan man tests positive for COVID after car accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 17) announced that a man tested positive for COVID while undergoing treatment for a car accident. CE...

Nurse at 3rd Greater Taipei hospital tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 17) announced a nurse had been diagnosed with COVID at the third hospital in the Greater Taipei Area in less tha...

Chef at Thai Town Cusine in Taiwan's Taoyuan tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A branch of the Thai Town Cuisine restaurant in Taoyuan City has closed for cleaning and disinfection after a chef tested positive for COVID. On Friday morning (Jan. 14...

Nurse from Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 12) announced that a nurse has tested positive for COVID and that she is not tied to the cluster of cases at ...

Japanese study links COVID-19 mortality rates with gut flora

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese scientists have postulated that gut microbiota could be associated with COVID-19 mortality rates. In a study published in the science journal PLOS One, a Japan...

Taiwan reports 1st quarantine taxi driver with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced the first case of a quarantine taxi driver contracting COVID. CECC head Chen Shih-c hung (陳時中) on Tuesday (Jan....

2 schools in Taiwan's Taoyuan suspend classes over Omicron case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two schools in Taoyuan have suspended classes after a relative of students tested positive for COVID. In a press release issued Monday evening (Jan. 3), the Central Epi...

Parking lot cleaner at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport tests positive for Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A parking lot cleaner at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has tested positive for COVID. In an unusually late press release issued on Monday evening (Jan. 3), t...

EPL managers frustrated at 3-sub rule as COVID-19 cases bite

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp became the latest Premier League manager to express his frustration at being allowed to make only three substitutions during a match at a busy time when many squads are ...

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...