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South Korean business world gifts Taiwan 5,000 rapid COVID test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Federation of Korean Industries (FDI) has donated 5,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to Taiwan in a show of support. The aid was presented to the Chinese Internationa...

Free COVID home-test kits to arrive at Taiwan schools next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free packages of four COVID-19 home-test kits each will be sent out to schools early next week, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Friday (June 3). The new measure fo...

All Taiwan residents can now use rapid test to confirm COVID status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Thursday (May 26), rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVID-19 infections, enabling them to be evaluated for...

Taiwan residents can use rapid test to verify COVID, enable prescriptions from May 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 24) announced that rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVI...

Taiwan residents will soon be able to import rapid COVID test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities on Tuesday (May 10) rebutted allegations they have hampered businesses' efforts to import COVID-19 rapid tests and said individuals will soon be...

7-Eleven, FamilyMart start selling discounted rapid COVID tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's four convenience store chains, as well as supermarket chains and retailers all began selling discounted rapid antigen test kits on Monday (May 9). Convenie...

Taiwan’s Watson pharmacies, convenience stores to reduce price of rapid test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenience stores and healthcare and beauty chain Watsons will sell rapid COVID test kits for NT$180 (US$6) each starting on Monday (May 9). As the public scrambles to...

Taiwan will no longer close schools completely for COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Complete closures of schools due to COVID-19 outbreaks will no longer occur starting next week, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Saturday (May 7). Under previous ru...

Rationale for rationing COVID test kits in Taiwan

Taiwan is experiencing another wave of COVID-19, with the daily caseload surpassing 10,000 and weekly positivity rate climbing, indicating a peak yet to come. As countries around the world tackle t...

200,000 of Taiwan's rationed COVID test kits sold in 4 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consumers snapped up nearly 200,000 government-rationed COVID test kits within four hours on the first day of the new rationing scheme. Taiwan's new rationing syste...

Rush for rationed COVID tests crashes Taiwan's health insurance system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rush to stock up on home COVID test kits on the first day of a new rationing scheme crashed Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) system on Thursday (April 28). ...

Taiwan COVID rapid test kit rationing system goes live April 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 self-test kit rationing system will kick off Thursday (April 28) as Taiwanese authorities scramble to ensure supplies of the gear amid high demand. The Cen...

Parents scramble to get COVID test kits in Taiwan's Chiayi, find none

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Parents of students who attend a Chiayi City high school were disappointed after they scrambled to find take-home rapid antigen test kits so their children could fulfill a...

Where should people in Taiwan with COVID symptoms go?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine (TSEM) on Sunday (April 24) urged people who suspect they have COVID to avoid going to hospital emergency rooms to undergo testing...

Taiwan residents to be given quota of 5 COVID test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Omicron cases rapidly ramping up, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 18) announced that it will launch a new home test kit rationing scheme s...