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Taiwan ends pre-entry PCR rule for all arrivals Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Aug. 15) ended its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for all inbound passengers. ...

Taiwan to end pre-entry PCR rule for all arrivals next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday (Aug. 10) it will end its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for all inbound...

Sen. Manchin isolating after positive COVID test

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, the West Virginia lawmaker tweeted Monday. The 74-year-old Democrat said he's fully vaccin...

Positive COVID test upends Biden's police plan announcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to propose a steep funding increase for police, hoping to show that Democrats are serious about combating violent crime, despite the move potentially causin...

Taiwan ends pre-entry PCR rule for citizens, residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ended its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for returning Taiwan citizens, residents, and con...

Taiwan to end 2-day PCR rule for returning citizens, foreign residents on July 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 7) announced that it will discontinue the two-day PCR rule for returning Taiwan citizens, residents, ...

Shanghai Disneyland theme park re-opens after three-month closure

More than a thousand visitors streamed in on Thursday as Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) Shanghai Disney Resort theme park opened after a closure of three months, with face masks and social distancing th...

China suspends horse mackerel imports from Taiwan after COVID test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is suspending horse mackerel imports from one firm in Taiwan for a week after its packaging tested positive for COVID-19, reports said Thursday (June 23). The mea...

Taiwan ends vaccine mandate for tour groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tourism Bureau on Monday (June 20) announced that it is ending the requirement that domestic tour group participants receive three doses of COVID vaccines and...

Video explains Taiwan's new '3+4' quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning June 15, all travelers will only have to spend three days in quarantine and undergo four days of self-initiated epidemic prevention, the government announced on ...

3 more top Taiwan CECC officials test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the confirmation that Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) had received a positive COVID test result on Sunday (June 12), three more...

Vietnam's health minister arrested over COVID test gouging

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s health minister and the mayor of the capital Hanoi have been arrested as part of an expanding investigation into massive price gouging of COVID-19 tests, state media re...

German FM cuts trip after positive COVID test in Pakistan

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is cutting short a three-country foreign trip after testing positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock ...

Taiwan extends COVID test exemptions at hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven groups of people including patients and staff at hospitals will no longer have to undergo COVID-19 rapid tests under certain conditions, reports said Tuesday (June 7...

Taiwan reports 1st teen death from COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 15-year-old boy suddenly collapsed and died from COVID when he returned to school on May 30, marking the first teenager in Taiwan to die from the virus. The Central E...