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Novavax XBB vaccine now available in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To protect against COVID variants, doctors are encouraging the public to get the XBB vaccine, which began distribution in Taiwan on Tuesday (Jan. 9). A National Taiwan ...

Biden administration announces $600M to produce COVID tests and will reopen website to order them

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to agai...

Fourth Omicron wave causes spike in Taiwan COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said serious COVID cases are on the rise due to the Omicron XBB variant replacing BA 2.75 as the dominant virus strain, pe...

WHO worried about surge of COVID in China amid lack of info

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday the agency is “concerned about the risk to life in China” amid the coronavirus’ explosive spread across the country and the lack ...

Taiwan reports 1st BF.7 case imported from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 19) announced its first imported case of the Omicron subvariant BF.7 from China. During a press conference th...

Is China headed for COVID-19 disaster?

Chinese authorities announced this week they are lifting lockdowns in at least seven districts in the wake of protests against the government's controversial zero-COVID strategy. According to exp...

Taiwan reports XBB, BQ.1.1 subvariants for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 17) announced the first cases of the Omicron variants BQ.1.1 and XBB, while four BF.7 infections have also been ...

Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed into law Friday a bill that finances the federal government through mid-December and provides another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine afte...

Senate passes stopgap bill to avert shutdown, aid Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a short-term spending bill on Thursday that would avert a partial government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends at midnight Friday and provide another infus...

Transamerica Life Bermuda Releases Updated Guide To High Net Worth Life Insurance

The updated practical handbook supports financial advisors in understanding the unique features of HNW life insurance and how it can help protect their customers’ wealth HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReac...

Taiwan reports first case of BA.2.75 Omicron subvariant 'Centaurus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (July 22) announced the country's first reported case of the BA.2.75 subvariant of Omicron, also known as "Ce...

Omicron BA.4, BA.5 could start Taiwan's next wave in 'several months': CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the detection of the first imported cases of the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, a Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official estimated that these strains wil...

N.Korea nuclear threat tops agenda for Biden-Yoon meeting in S.Korea

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart will search for ways on Saturday to break a diplomatic stalemate with North Korea, as they worry Kim Jong Un cou...

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's 10-day quarantine for overseas arrivals stays in effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 25) announced a reduced home isolation period for contacts of COVID cases in Taiwan, it stated that it...