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2 Taiwanese, 2 Filipino workers at Career, Askey test positive for COVID in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four workers at electronics factories tested positive for COVID on Tuesday (Feb. 15) in northern Taiwan. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced that two Taiwanese wo...

Taiwan confirms 14 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 14 local and 40 imported COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Jan. 30) and no new deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The local cases...

COVID cluster at Taiwan Taoyuan airport kept in check

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 command post at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport was relieved of its duty on Friday (Jan. 28) right before the Lunar New Year holiday as the cluster h...

10 Omicron transmission chains detected in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) confirmed that there are 10 independent transmission chains of the Omicron variant in Taiwan. During a...

Taiwan reports 46 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) announced 46 local COVID cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 46 imported cases. The ...

Taiwan's Taoyuan to test 73,000 migrant workers as Askey cluster rises to 102

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a COVID cluster infection centered on an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City grows to 102 cases, the city is planning to test over 73,000 foreign worker...

Taiwan's TSMC to implement work from home starting Jan. 24 amid Omicron surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯電) on Monday (Jan. 24) announced that employees from certain departments will start ...

Chemical troops vigorously disinfecting Taipei MRT amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 32 troops from the Army’s 33rd Chemical Corps were deployed to disinfect transportation hubs in Taipei and Taoyuan on Monday (Jan. 24) as Taiwan scrambles...

COVID cluster infection at Taiwan's Askey swells to 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID cluster infection centered at an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City has grown to 100 cases, including 69 foreign migrant workers. Taoyuan Mayor...

Over 300 foreign workers at Taiwan’s Askey sent to centralized quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 300 migrant workers at Askey Computer Corp.’s plant in Taoyuan will be isolated at centralized centers amid a growing cluster. The Ministry of Labor (MO...

Taiwan confirms 82 new local cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 82 local infections and 48 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Jan. 22), but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, according to the Central Epidemi...

Cluster at Taiwan’s Askey Computer grows to 70

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦), a subsidiary of Taiwanese electronics giant Asus, announced Saturday (Jan. 22) its plant in Taoyuan will shut down for two days amid a fresh C...

Taipei takes in 56 COVID cases as Taoyuan cluster grows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has agreed to accommodate more than 50 mild COVID-19 cases from Taoyuan amid a worsening outbreak that has involved 70 infections, with more expected. Deputy Tai...

Taiwan reports 60 local COVID cases at Farglory FTZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late on Friday evening (Jan. 21), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that 60 more foreign workers at the Farglory Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Taoyuan City h...

2 foreign workers catch COVID at Tasty, spread to 4 coworkers in northern Taiwan FTZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two migrant workers have tested positive for COVID after dining at the Tasty steak house in Taoyuan City and have transmitted the virus to four of their coworkers from the...