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Taiwan pilot confirmed with Delta variant, 158 tested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese pilot who was confirmed to have a breakthrough COVID-19 infection on Wednesday (Oct. 6) has been confirmed to have the Delta variant of the virus. During a ...

Taiwanese-American star Wang Lee-hom faces fine over COVID violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American entertainer Wang Lee-hom (王力宏) might face a fine after a picture surfaced of him allegedly breaking COVID-19 rules by dining with friends upon his arriv...

Taipei McDonald's closes after worker tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A McDonald's in the heart of Taipei on Sunday (Sept. 12) said it had closed one of its branches after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday afternoon,...

Taipei Animal Shelter rebuilding plans halted, new location discussed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the “Taipei Animal Protection Month” press conference on Thursday (Sept. 2), Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) addressed rumors that Taipei Animal S...

AIT director discusses US-Taiwan cooperation with Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk on Monday (Aug. 31) met with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to discuss industrial development, education, and ...

COVID cases in Taipei's Zhongzheng hotspot rise to 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID-19 cluster infection at a residential complex in the heart of Taipei has risen to 16 cases as mass testing continues. During a press conference on Monday (July ...

CECC warns of COVID hot zone around Taipei's Huannan Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is calling on people who have recently visited a COVID-19 hot spot around a wholesale market in Taipei and have symptoms to go t...

41 vendors at Taipei's Huannan Market test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Expanded testing of workers at wholesale markets in Taipei showed that 41 vendors at Huannan Market have tested positive for COVID-19, leading to its immediate closure on ...

Taipei hospital fined for vaccinating ex-Vice President Lien Chan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cheng Hsin General Hospital in Taipei has been fined NT$300,000 (US$10,739) for administering COVID-19 jabs to former Taiwanese Vice President Lien Chan (連戰), his wife, an...

Caesar Park Taipei near Taipei Main Station closes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Caesar Park Taipei hotel announced on Friday (May 21) that it will cease operations immediately amid the surging number of local COVID-19 cases. The hotel will stop...

27 foreign tea parlor hostesses unaccounted for in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police are currently trying to track down 27 foreign tea parlor hostesses as Taipei struggles with a massive coronavirus outbreak in the district where they had worked. ...

172 tea parlors, hostess bars in Taipei's Wanhua closed for disinfection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 172 tea parlors and hostess bars have been closed for disinfection after a link was found between tea parlors in Taipei's red-light district and a cluster i...

Taipei shuts down public gatherings amid community transmission in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a declaration of community transmission by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Taipei City announced on Tuesday (May 11) that it will be canceling all events ...

Taipei mayor blurts out that COVID case works in Shin Kong Tower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a press conference on Monday morning (May 3), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) inadvertently revealed a major landmark in the heart of the city where a confirmed corona...

Taipei offers help to nearby cities amid water shortages

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Saturday said Taipei is helping the nearby cities of New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan deal with water shortages at a time when some reservoirs are low on water due to th...