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Taipei's ID-based market restrictions for foreigners, locals kick in tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of tightened measures under an extension of the Level 3 alert, Taipei City Government announced on Friday (June 11) that entrance to markets based on Taiwanese ID ...

Taiwan embassies halt visa services from June 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Friday (June 11) visa application services at Taiwan’s embassies and missions abroad will be suspended while Level 3...

Taiwan's R number drops to 0.7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Taiwan's Level 3 restrictions extended for two weeks, the country's R number has dropped to 0.7, which the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) considers to...

Letter to the Editor: Dormitories or prisons? A look at Taiwan’s foreign labor force during COVID-19

Since the start of the 2021 coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan, officials have been scrambling to protect citizens and foreign residents alike. After close to 18 months of successfully evading any major o...

Japanese artist Nara Yoshitomo's first-ever solo show in Taiwan ends early

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese contemporary artist Nara Yoshitomo’s first-ever solo show in Taiwan has ended its run early due to the pandemic. As Taiwan’s Level 3 alert has bee...

Taiwan cops bust funeral for having too many mourners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police over the weekend issued steep fines to nearly a dozen family members attending a funeral for exceeding crowd limits set by the Level 3 epidemic prevention measures,...

Taiwan's Alishan to livestream its scenery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to coop people up at home, the Alishan National Scenic Area Administration (ANSAA) is livestreaming its attractions. ANSAA, along wi...

Foreigners restricted by ARC numbers in Taipei markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the tightened measures under an extension of the Level 3 alert, the Taipei City government announced on Monday (June 7) that entrance to markets by foreign resi...

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...

Ticket refunds surge for Taiwan railway services amid no-movement warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s railway services are busy handling ticket refunds for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival holiday as people are advised to stay put amid the COVID-19 outbreak...

Taiwan's schools to remain closed for rest of semester

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Monday (June 7) announced that along with the extension of Level 3 restrictions to June 28, schools at all levels are to remain closed through July...

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...

Taiwan's Executive Yuan to decide on Level 3 alert extension this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID outbreak in Taiwan shows no signs of abating soon, many have expressed concerns as to whether the Level 3 epidemic alert will be extended. Central Epidemic...

Taiwan reports 476 local COVID cases, record 37 deaths, 35 backlog cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 476 new local COVID-19 cases Saturday (June 5), including a record 37 deaths, plus 35 backlog cases and no imported infections. New Taipei City recorded...