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South Taiwan township enters 'semi-Level 4' lockdown amid Delta cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Half of Fangshan Township in Pingtung County has entered a "semi-Level 4" lockdown (準四級), and the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has launched five measur...

Singapore physician calls for 'full lockdown' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Singapore-based physician is calling for a "full lockdown" in Taiwan to deal with the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Over the weekend, Lim Wooi Tee (林韋地) &...

COVID Level 4 simulation will not affect Taiwan public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taipei City prepared for a Level 4 COVID alert simulation on Sunday (May 30), Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said it should be notional rather than a...

Taipei to simulate Level 4 COVID alert Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has announced there will be a Level 4 drill on Sunday (May 30). The drill will include store closures, restrictions on residents leavi...

Taiwan imposes Level 3 restrictions nationwide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 cases continue to emerge in multiple counties and cities across the country, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 19) declared that Lev...

Banking, securities sectors in Taiwan to continue operating in event of lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The banking, securities, and insurance industries will not halt services should Taiwan declare a Level 4 alert to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to the financia...

Taiwan stock index plunges amid worsening COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s stock market dropped 660 points on Monday (May 17) before recovering some ground to finish down 2.99 percent as the country scrambled to contain a fresh sur...

New Taipei City prepares to raise COVID alert to Level 4

New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) has announced that preparations are being made to raise the COVID-19 alert to Level 4, after 333 new local COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday (May 17). Hou sai...