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Drinks producer puts up NT$1 million to help Taiwan restaurant hurt by pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A global drinks producer in Taiwan is providing NT$1 million (US$36,000) to a restaurant hit hard by the pandemic out of its NT$10 million fund for inspiring individuals. ...

Taiwan's claw game arcades grow by 15% during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has caused small business owners to permanently shut their doors, while claw game arcades have moved into the empty stores and continue ...

Foreign children with Taiwan APRC eligible for NT$10,000 subsidy until Sept. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Monday (Aug. 16) that parents of foreign children who have permanent residence in Taiwan have until Sept. 30 to access a COVID re...

Indoor dining begins in Taipei, New Taipei, Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Restaurants in Taipei, New Taipei City, and Yilan on Tuesday (Aug. 3) opened for indoor dining for the first time since Level 3 restrictions were imposed in May. On Mon...

Taiwan to lower restrictions to Level 2 on July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Friday morning (July 23) announced the country will lower its Level 3 epidemic control restrictions to Level 2 on July 27, and the Central Epidemic...

CECC will decide within 2 days whether to relax indoor/outdoor gathering limits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (July 21) said that an announcement will be made within the next two day...

Taiwan 'highly likely' to lower restrictions to Level 2 on July 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) stated on Monday (July 19) that there is a high probability epidemic prevention restrictions will be lowered to Level 2...

Eating, drinking ban in cars partially lifted across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since travel restrictions are being gradually lifted, passengers in a vehicle with family members who live together may eat and drink in the car. People have been allow...

Taipei cop fines couple for drinking water in car

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A couple was ticketed by Taipei police for removing their masks inside their car to drink water on a hot summer day. At approximately 4 p.m. on July 8, having just fini...

Level 3 extended to July 26, rules relaxed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 8) announced that the Level 3 alert will be extended to July 26, but restrictions in many sectors will be rela...

Taiwan’s forestry authority vows to punish illegal camping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu Forest District Office on Wednesday (July 7) vowed to step up patrols and give more fines to people who intrude into forest areas during the Level 3 alert, CNA...

Taiwan’s Taitung County to reopen parks, lake after 26 days without new COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After going 26 days without any new confirmed COVID-19 cases, Taitung County Commissioner Yao Ching-ling (饒慶鈴) announced on Tuesday (July 6) the reopening of major outdoor...

Animals have Taiwan’s Shei-Pa National Park all to themselves during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s wild animals have been beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they can now roam comfortably in Shei-Pa National Park free of human interference. Sinc...

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's Kaohsiung tightens 'quasi-Level 3 alert'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung's mayor on Tuesday (May 18) imposed crowd controls and business closures on par with a Level 3 epidemic alert, while not officially raising the warning level...