Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Taipei care home recalls COVID-positive staff to battle cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A care home in Taipei City has recalled 23 COVID-positive staff members back to work to fight a cluster that caused 126 infections and three deaths, reports said Saturday ...

Taiwan signs social welfare agreement with Israel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Israel have signed a joint declaration on social welfare cooperation between the social services of the two countries, reports said Thursday (May 12). The do...

MAC blasts China for attempting to 'stir division' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China should worry about its own citizens, many of whom are suffering under a lockdown, before it attempts to cause division in Taiwanese society, the Mainland Affairs Cou...

MOFA reaffirms it's 'making every effort' to get Taiwan observer status at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (May 7) it is cooperating with the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the W...

Lawmaker, doctors, NGOs urge Taiwan's health ministry to improve pregnancy guides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Fan Yun (范雲) held a press conference on Thursday (May 5) calling for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to update its pregnancy guides for expecting moth...

Taiwan may see 26,864 single-day COVID cases next week: Health ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) predicted that by May 5, Taiwan may see 19,258-37,852 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Di...

Taiwan's social distancing app to replace SMS contact tracing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As soon as the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) “Taiwan Social Distancing” app is updated to allow official announcements to be posted, it will replac...

Taiwan launches campaign to attend WHA as observer in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will make its utmost effort to attend the May 22-28 World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday (April 21). ...

Taiwan to ramp up production of COVID rapid test kits in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Monday (April 18) that Taiwan will ramp up its production of antigen rapid test kits to 12.8 million units in ...

Civic group urges Taiwan to decriminalize marijuana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Civic group Green Wave (綠色浪潮) on Sunday morning (April 17) held a press conference outside of Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to urge the country to decriminalize...

Relief payment for Taipei woman's death after getting COVID vaccine reaches NT$6 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City woman’s death has been judged to be connected with a COVID-19 vaccine shot, and the NT$6 million (US$210,000) relief payment approved for the loss is t...

Taiwan to start 10-day quarantine, open to business travelers on March 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on Thursday (Feb. 24) announced the mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals will be shortened to 10 days and borders will be o...

CECC head on Taipei mayoral election: 'Priority is curbing COVID'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare and head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) responded to speculation about a bid for Taipei mayor by saying...

Menstrual leave not applicable to transgender women: Taiwan Ministry of Labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transgender women are not eligible for menstrual leave as they do not have uteruses and do not menstruate, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Thursday (Feb. 10). CNA r...

Elderly man accidentally rams car into central Taiwan hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 79-year-old man surnamed Liao (廖) drove his car into the facade of Taichung Hospital, the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Tuesday (Jan. 18). Liao was driving his wi...