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Taiwan ends quarantine for COVID contacts with 3 jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 16) announced that it will end the quarantine requirement for close contacts of COVID cases who have received a t...

Taiwan launches 4th COVID shot on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 15) announced Taiwan will authorize a second COVID booster shot to elderly, long-term care institution residents,...

4 million people eligible for 4th COVID vaccine dose in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When Taiwan starts administering fourth COVID vaccine doses next week, an estimated 4 million people will be eligible, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Satu...

Taiwan to start 4th COVID vaccine doses next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 13) announced that a fourth dose of the COVID vaccine will be made available to seniors as soon as next week. ...

Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine enters WHO data analysis trial stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC), makers of the Medigen COVID vaccine (MVC-COV1901), announced on Thursday (May 13) that Phase 3 clinical trials have entered the data...

South African firm says it may close its COVID vaccine plant

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The first factory to produce COVID-19 vaccines in Africa says it has not received enough orders and may stop production within weeks, in what a senior World Health Organization off...

EU dallies on recognizing ASEAN COVID vaccine passports

The EU currently recognizes COVID passport certificates issued by only three countries from Southeast Asia, despite a surge in outbound travel from the region as pandemic restrictions are lifted. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Taiwan to receive 777,600 BioNTech COVID vaccine doses for children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 777,600 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for children are scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on May 12, with vaccinations expected to begin May 20 at the lates...

Business Highlights: Fed's rate hike, a rally on Wall Street

___ Fed raises key rate by a half-point in bid to tame inflation WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve intensified its drive to curb the worst inflation in 40 years...

Moderna Q1 profit triples on robust COVID vaccine sales

COVID-19 vaccine sales helped Moderna triple its net income in a better-than-expected first quarter. The vaccine maker said Wednesday that revenue from its coronavirus preventive sh...

Taiwanese woman in her 20s dies from COVID within 6 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in her 20s who had no history of chronic illness and had received three vaccine doses died from COVID six days after the onset of the disease. At a press confer...

Taiwan receives first batch of BioNTech COVID vaccine doses for children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A batch of 2,000 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for children arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday (May 4), but they will only be used for testing and research. Facing...

50% of Taiwan's COVID deaths this year unvaccinated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the new wave of COVID cases caused by the Omicron variant in Taiwan, 50% of deaths occurred in people who were not vaccinated against the virus. During a press con...

Taiwan receives 1.1 million Moderna COVID vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A shipment of 1,106,100 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday (May 3) as the country battles an unprecedented surge in local infections. The Centr...