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COVID tests rolled out at Taiwan’s Taoyuan airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers arriving at Taoyuan International Airport will be given free testing kits ahead of an expected peak of COVID-19 cases in mid-to-late January. Taiwan’s C...

China demands more fever clinics amid pneumonia surge

China on Sunday told local authorities to increase the number of medical clinics that can handle a surge in respiratory illnesses in the country. The call comes after China's National Health Comm...

Canada detects first case of highly mutated coronavirus variant BA.2.86

OTTAWA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Canada has detected its first case of coronavirus infection from the highly mutated BA.2.86 variant of Omicron in a person in British Columbia who had not traveled outside t...

Taiwan president tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) canceled her public engagements after testing positive for COVID-19, the Presidential Office said Tuesday (July 25). During her noon break,...

China skips cremation data for COVID peak in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After months of delays, China omitted cremation data in its social welfare report last week, raising questions about the number of deaths caused by the surge in COVID infe...

Starbucks says it is seeing demand heat up as China recovers

Starbucks posted stronger-than-expected sales in its fiscal second quarter as demand in China began to recover and it opened nearly 500 new stores around the world. The Seattle coffee gi...

Taiwan adds 7,825 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 7,825 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (March 18) as well as 35 deaths and 201 imported cases. The number of new local infections was 7.33% lower than...

Taiwan adds 8,855 local COVID cases, 6th week of declines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 16) announced 8,855 local COVID cases, a 5.82% decrease from the same day last week. The CECC also confirm...

Taiwan adds 8,444 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 8,444 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (March 11) as well as 48 deaths and 174 imported cases. The number of new local infections was 24.36% lower tha...

Taiwan's local COVID cases drop by 31% to 9,403

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 9) announced 9,403 local COVID cases, a 31.88% decrease from the same day last week. The CECC also confirm...

Taiwan adds 11,164 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 11,164 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (March 4) as well as 71 deaths and 233 imported cases. The number of new local infections was 15.94% lower tha...

Taiwan COVID deaths surpass 18,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 2) announced 13,804 local COVID cases, a 1.98% decrease from the same day last week. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), depu...

Taiwan adds 9,908 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 9,908 local COVID-19 infections Tuesday (Feb. 28) as well as 40 deaths and 212 imported cases. The number of local infections was 41.41% lower than the ...

Taiwan reports 7,577 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 7,577 local COVID-19 infections on Monday (Feb. 27) as well as 44 deaths and 168 imported cases. Taiwan's total number of COVID infections, includin...

Taiwan reports 12,792 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 12,792 local COVID-19 infections Sunday (Feb. 26) as well as 46 deaths and 298 imported cases. Taiwan's total number of COVID infections, including ...