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New Taipei City announces measures against COVID delta variant at schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If a single case of the COVID-19 delta variant emerges at a school in New Taipei City, classes will be suspended for 14 days, Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said Saturday (Sept. 4)...

Taiwan’s EVA Air scraps Chicago flights, sacks COVID-positive pilot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air has suspended flights to and from Chicago and sacked a COVID-positive pilot for failing to provide correct information about his condition, reports said Saturday (...

Taipei City wants COVID testing for university teaching staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When classes at universities resume, professors and lecturers will have to be inoculated against COVID-19 or they will have to face tests every seven days, the Taipei City...

New Taipei department store closes after suspected COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mega City department store in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District was closed Saturday (Aug. 28) after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The New Taipei ...

Chinese kick woman out of PCR test center for wearing kimono

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese staff and bystanders at a COVID testing station were angered by a woman wearing a Japanese-style kimono and demanded that she change her clothes before she could b...

International students will soon be able to enter Taiwan: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) on Friday (Aug. 20) said the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has approved its plan to allow international students enrolled...

1st flight of Taiwan-Palau travel bubble brings home happy travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first flight returning home with passengers who visited Palau under the mutual travel bubble arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday (Aug. 18), reported ...

New Taipei City orders 236 residents of one building to isolate at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government has ordered 236 residents of an apartment building in the district of Yonghe to quarantine at home after one resident reported as a COVID-19...

American entertainer 'Dooley' gives tutorial on COVID quick test during Taiwan quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An popular TV personality in Taiwan has created an instructional video on how to use a rapid COVID-19 test. American entertainer and entrepreneur Matthew Candler, who g...

UK COVID 'pingdemic' sparks labor shortage

The UK government is racing to address a major labor shortage exacerbated by the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although more than 70% of the population (36 million people) has been double-vacc...

Yankees-Red Sox ppd after 3 NY pitchers test COVID positive

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' post-All-Star break opener against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night was postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among vaccinated New York pitchers Jonathan Loaisi...

Video shows Vietnamese workers escape Taiwanese-owned factory amid COVID fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Sunday (July 11) showing factory workers at a Taiwanese-owned factory in Vietnam breaking down a gate to escape out of fear of being infected with COVID-...

Over 4,000 tested in Taipei's Xinyi District COVID hotspot, 2 cases confirmed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 4,000 people have undergone testing for COVID-19 in Taipei's Xinyi District amid a cluster infection detected over the weekend, with two cases confirmed so far, a...

220 COVID infections found in Taipei wholesale markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — COVID-19 outbreaks at three wholesale markets in Taipei have resulted in a combined 220 infections, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (July 3). T...

Taiwan airport sets up 10 COVID testing stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taiwan introduced new requirements for arriving passengers Friday (July 2) to prevent the Delta variant of COVID-19 from entering the country, Taiwan Taoyuan Interna...