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Scooterists fined for outdoor gathering in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Changhua County police on Saturday (June 6) busted a scooter gathering of 11 people for violating the Level 3 COVID-19 alert rules. The rules prohibit outdoor gathering...

American arrested in central Taiwan for refusing to wear mask 4 times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American man was arrested last week for refusing to wear a face mask on at least four occasions over the course of one week and is now facing deportation. Since Taiw...

Taiwan to extend Level 3 restrictions to June 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Monday (June 7) announced that the nationwide Level 3 restrictions will be extended through June 28. Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) convened a mee...

Homeowner in southwestern Taiwan fined NT$300,000 for gathering of five people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A homeowner in southwestern Taiwan was slapped with a fine of NT$300,000 (US$10,345) on Saturday (May 29) for hosting a gathering on Friday night in violation of regulatio...

Taipei private school fined for holding physical graduation ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Kuei Shan School on Saturday (May 29) broke the country's COVID-19 restrictions by holding a physical graduation ceremony of more than 30 people and refused to ...

Golf course in New Taipei fined heavily for remaining open during Level 3 COVID alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A golf course in New Taipei's Tamsui District has been issued four citations totaling NT$1.2 million (US$41,380) for continuing to operate during Taiwan's Level 3 ...

Taiwan tightens 5 rules under Level 3 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to bring coronavirus infections under control, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Wednesday (May 26) that it is toughening up five rules ...

Taiwan ends maskless 'grace period'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The grace period for going maskless has expired, and now anyone in Taiwan going out without a mask will be hit with immediate fines, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)...

Defiant anti-masker fined in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police chased down a Taipei man who insisted on defying the mask mandate during the nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert, and he will now face a fine, CNA reported. The Ta...

Taiwan’s Taichung puts forward economic relief measures amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) announced a new package of relief measures for businesses and vendors who were ordered to shut down after the city imposed a Level 3 COVI...

604 people fined for mask violations in Taiwan's Kaohsiung in 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 604 people were issued tickets for not wearing masks in Kaohsiung in less than two days, following a nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert that mandates mask-wearin...