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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...

Former Taiwan Cabinet official caught violating Level 3 restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung County Government on Monday (July 19) said the former chief executive of the Cabinet’s Southern Taiwan Joint Services Center, Chen Cheng-wen (陳政聞), was ...

Taipei's Showtime Cinemas shuts down amid COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A movie theater in the heart of Taipei suddenly announced it was closing on Tuesday (July 20) after a company employee tested positive for COVID-19. On its Facebook pag...

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...

Din Tai Fung branch closes after employee confirmed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Xinsheng branch of the renowned soup dumpling restaurant Din Tai Fung on Sunday (July 18) closed for three days after an employee working in the dining area was confir...

Taiwan considers end to Level 3 COVID alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An end to Level 3 COVID restrictions is more likely after July 26 as new local infections fell to single figures Saturday (July 17), for the first time in more than two mo...

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...

Trial reopening for Kenting market in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kenting Street Night Market is reopening for business in a three-day trial run from Friday (July 16), as struggling vendors seek relief from COVID-19 woes. Around 100 v...

Taiwan reports 14 local COVID cases, 6 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 15) reported 14 new local COVID-19 cases, even fewer than the 17 local cases reported the previous day. Dur...

Taiwan grants 30-day extension for ARCs set to expire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Wednesday (July 14) announced that it is providing another 30-day automatic visa extension for the duration of the Level 3 alert. ...

Taiwan reports 17 local COVID cases, 6 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (July 14) reported 17 new local COVID-19 cases, the lowest number reported in over two months. Health Minister a...

Sparse crowds seen on 1st day of eased restrictions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first day of loosened restrictions on Tuesday (July 13) saw few takers across Taiwan, with many still erring on the side of caution. On July 8, Health Minister and ...

Taiwan's R number less than 1 for 3 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With fewer than 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases for 10 straight days, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (July 12) announced that the country's R number ...

Taipei MRT sees number of passengers rise 10% on first morning of eased COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of passengers on Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system rose 10 percent on the morning of the eased COVID-19 restrictions compared to the same period la...

Taiwan balks at providing child subsidy to foreign resident families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pledging to offer the same pandemic relief benefits to foreign residents as Taiwanese citizens, the Taiwan government is balking at providing child subsidies for f...