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Taipei offering English services for foreigners with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Sunday (June 5) began offering English language consulting services for foreigners who have tested positive for COVID. That day, Taipei City Government announ...

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...

North Korea's Kim orders military to help curb COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections. Late last week, Pyongyang for the first time acknowledged that the country had faced...

2-year-old boy dies from COVID-induced encephalitis in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-year-old boy from Keelung died on Saturday (May 14) from complications after contracting COVID, including encephalitis and multiple organ failure. The boy, surnam...

Family, friends can obtain COVID prescriptions, pills for Taiwan patients starting Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Family and friends of COVID patients can receive a prescription and obtain antiviral medication on their behalf starting on Friday (May 13). During a press conference o...

Taiwan News talks circular economy with MINIWIZ in a trash-wrapped classroom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — MINIWIZ founder and CEO Arthur Huang (黃謙智) sat down with Taiwan News in a classroom the company built with recycled materials to talk about its goals of promoting a circul...

Taipei launches home care program for COVID patients

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Omicron infections continue to surge, Taipei launched its home care program for mild and asymptomatic COVID cases on Wednesday (April 20). The Central Epidemic Comma...

Home care program kicks in as Taiwan surpasses 1,500 daily cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As stated earlier this month, Taiwan will allow people with mild symptoms to isolate at home because daily COVID cases surpassed the 1,500 case milestone on Tuesday (April...

Taiwan hospitals now only admit 4 categories of COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Thursday (April 14) that only four categories of patients infected with the v...

Taiwan reveals criteria for asymptomatic, mild cases to isolate at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan begins to pivot away from its zero COVID policy, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 11) announced criteria for patients who are asymptom...

Taiwan orders 700,000 courses of Pfizer COVID drug Paxlovid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has signed a contract with Pfizer to purchase 700,000 courses of its COVID treatment Paxlovid as the country experiences a spike in Omicron cases. The Central Ep...

Taiwan to allow mild COVID cases to stay at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (April 8) issued guidelines to allow mild COVID cases to undergo treatment at home. During the day, the CECC announ...

1st batch out of 10,000 Merck COVID pills arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch out of 10,000 doses of Merck's COVID medication Molnupiravir arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday morning (Jan. 24), marking the f...

New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some conservatives are taking aim at policies that allow doctors to consider race as a risk factor when allocating scarce COVID-19 treatments, saying the protocols discriminate ag...

Africa CDC in talks with Pfizer for COVID treatment pill

DAKAR, Senegal — (AP) — The director of Africa’s Centers for Disease Control said the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just pass...