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Taiwan reports 19 COVID transmission chains of unknown origin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 30) announced that amid a surge of cases across Taiwan, the country has nearly 20 transmission chains from u...

Taipei issues Level 2.5 COVID alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (Jan. 28) said that the city has raised the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, as the number of Omicron cases of unknown origin...

Judge won't expand media access for 3 ex-officers' trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by a coalition of media groups for greater access to the civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers in George Fl...

Chen declares Taiwan has community transmission of Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Jan. 7) declared that Taiwan is now undergoing community transmission of the Omicron variant. CECC head Chen Shih-...

Taiwan mulls restarting domestic cruises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 task force said on Wednesday (Dec. 1) that Taiwan is considering partially restarting cruise travel after warnings from cruise operators that they might have ...

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be admin...

Taiwan airport to pilot 'One ID' facial recognition in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Tuesday (Nov. 23) announced that it will begin trial operations for the "One ID" facial recognition system next month...

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Friday directed nursing homes to open their doors wide to visitors, easing many remaining pandemic restrictions while urging residents, families and facility staff ...

FIFA urges players to get vaccinated, EPL lags on take-up

FIFA offered direct encouragement for footballers to get vaccinated on Sunday. The first clear statement of its kind from world football's governing body came as players were flying ...

Virologist urges Taiwan to think about when to lift all COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese virologist has urged the country to begin to think about when to lift its strict border controls, saying that humans must eventually learn to live with the COV...

Taiwan president backs premier, rejects reshuffle talk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed support for Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) Wednesday (Aug. 25), rejecting reports about plans for a Cabinet reshuffle circulating in t...

How Taiwan brought COVID under control again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been able to bring its latest outbreak of coronavirus under control in a little over two months. After keeping COVID at bay for more than one year, Taiwan ex...

Las Vegas is bouncing back, but the virus is on the rise too

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fifteen months after the pandemic transformed Las Vegas from flamboyant spectacle to ghost town, Sin City is back. Tourists are streaming in again, gambling revenue...

California governor signs orders to roll back virus rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's official: Most of California's coronavirus rules governing public gatherings will disappear on Tuesday after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Friday afternoon...

Taiwan reports 334 local COVID cases, 6 deaths, with 256 cases added retroactively

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 24) reported 339 new coronavirus cases, six deaths, and 256 cases added from previous days. At a press...