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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...

Taiwan mulling end to home isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering discontinuing its home isolation policy for contacts of COVID cases and is eyeing a booster shot coverage rate as a criterion for phasing out the pol...

Taiwan reports 11,974 local COVID cases, total cases surpass 100,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 11,974 local COVID cases on Friday (April 29), topping 10,000 cases for the second day in a row. CECC head Chen Shi...

Taiwan approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids 5-11, buys 4 million doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has purchased 4 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the jab for children aged five to 11. ...

10,000 Taiwan students diagnosed with COVID in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With nearly 10,000 students, including over 1,000 preschool students testing positive for COVID within a week, organizations are calling for the distribution of more test ...

Taiwan surpasses 10,000 local COVID case mark with 11,353 infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 11,353 local COVID cases on Thursday (April 28), the first time the country has reported more than 10,000 infections i...

Taiwan to decide in 10 days on shortened quarantine for overseas arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (April 27) stated that it will consider shortening the quarantine for arriving passengers and crew members if no ne...

Taiwan reports 8,822 local COVID cases, 2 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 8,822 local COVID cases on Wednesday (April 27) and two deaths. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 101 ...

New Taipei man caught selling fake COVID vaccination card online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei man was arrested on Sunday (April 24) for allegedly selling fake COVID vaccination certificates online. That day, advertisements on online shopping platfor...

Children also eligible to receive Taiwan’s latest Moderna vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Children between the ages of five and 11 are also eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, with Moderna doses arriving in Taiwan on Saturday evening (April 23), accordin...

Dozens of children could die from COVID in Taiwan without vaccine: CECC expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) warned that dozens of children in Taiwan could die from COVID and urged vaccinations to prevent severe symptoms. ...

Taiwan reports 1,626 local COVID cases, 2 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 1,626 local COVID cases and two deaths on Tuesday (April 19). CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 101 im...