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Taiwan considers loosening COVID restrictions Nov. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are likely to be loosened further beginning Nov. 2, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (Oct. 2...

Outdoor exercise is mask-free starting today in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Effective on Tuesday (Oct. 19) residents of Taiwan will no longer be required to wear face masks while exercising outdoors, and they will be able to go maskless when takin...

Taiwan High Speed Rail resumes non-reserved seating

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) riders can now book non-reserved seats as the country further eases COVID-19 restrictions. The sale of non-reserved seat tickets was halte...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked northern Taiwan at 1:49 p.m. on Monday afternoon (Oct. 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblo...

Taiwan to relax mask policy on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Sunday (Oct. 17) that Level 2 restrictions will be extended until Nov. 1, but beginning Oct. 19 people taking pictu...

Taiwan 1st-dose vaccination rate surpasses 60%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 15) announced the country had reached a first-dose COVID-19 vaccination rate of over 60%, paving the wa...

Taiwanese can stop wearing masks when vaccination rate reaches 70%: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), politicians, and disease experts are eyeing a full vaccination rate of 70% as a milestone when epidemic prevention measures, in...

Taiwan to further relax COVID mask rules for sports activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan’s coronavirus task force on Wednesday (Oct. 6) hinted at loosening mask regulations for sports-related activities as the country gradually opens u...

Taiwan to relax Level 2 restrictions on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 4) announced that starting Tuesday (Oct. 5), Level 2 epidemic prevention restrictions will be lowered f...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocked northern Taiwan at 2:07 p.m. on Monday afternoon (Oct. 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Taipei relaxes limits on indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Tuesday (Sept. 28) began easing some of its restrictions on indoor dining, as COVID cases have ebbed significantly across the city. During a press conference ...

Taiwan loosens COVID restrictions at cinemas, theaters, sports venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that it is lifting epidemic control restrictions on cinemas, theaters, and sports venues, while s...

Taiwan to reopen KTV, MTV, arcades, internet cafes on Oct. 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that it will loosen some epidemic prevention restrictions for trains and indoor gatherin...

Taiwan cancels National Day reception over COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Saturday (Sept. 25) that the National Day reception has been canceled, as no foreign delegations have been invited to visit ...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocks northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocked central Taiwan at 6:21 a.m. on Sunday morning (Sept. 26), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...