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Taiwan reports 250 local COVID cases, 26 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 26 deaths and 250 new local COVID-19 cases Saturday (June 12), with one imported case. New Taipei City recorded the highest number of domestic infection...

Taiwan reports 286 local COVID cases, 24 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 11) reported 286 new local coronavirus cases and 24 deaths. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時...

Three Taiwan chipmakers to exceed global growth rate in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three of Taiwan’s key semiconductor companies can look forward to their business growing by more than 20 percent in 2021, an even faster rate than the global compute...

Magnitude 5.3 quake among 3 to strike east Taiwan in 3 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 3:33 p.m. Friday afternoon (June 11), followed within three minutes by magnitude 4.0 and 4.9 temblors, according to the...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocks east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 1:12 p.m. this afternoon (June 11), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Taiwan's Miaoli relaxes caregiver rules, factory workers still under lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid an uproar over the stay-at-home order imposed on foreign migrant workers in Miaoli County because of COVID-19 infections, officials on Thursday (June 10) announced th...

Taiwan reports 263 local COVID cases, 28 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (June 10) reported 263 new local coronavirus cases and 28 deaths. At a press conference that afternoon, Health Mi...

Video shows migrant workers in Taiwan's Miaoli herded into packs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker has shared video footage showing how their factory now restricts the movements of foreign employees and herds them in groups as they go to and from work. ...

Taiwan labor broker fined for sending high-risk migrant workers to regular hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu City Government said Wednesday (June 9) that it had fined a labor broker NT$1 million (US$34,483) for sneaking 32 migrant workers, some of whom were infected w...

Taiwan reports 274 local COVID cases, 25 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 9) reported 274 new local coronavirus cases, an increase of 25 percent from the previous day. At a press c...

Taiwan human rights group condemns COVID stay-at-home order for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A decision by the Miaoli County Government ordering all migrant workers in the region to stay inside because of COVID-19 amounted to discrimination, the Taiwan Association...

21 migrant workers in Miaoli questioned by police for venturing out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police questioned 21 migrant workers in Miaoli County for violating a stay-at-home order that has been issued amid cluster infections at four high-tech companies in the co...

Taiwan reports 219 local COVID cases, 22 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (June 8) reported 219 new local coronavirus cases. At a press conference that afternoon, Health Minister and CECC ...

202 foreign workers test positive for COVID at 4 tech firms in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of COVID-19 cases associated with four tech companies in northern Taiwan's Miaoli County has risen to 249, including 202 foreign migrant workers, primarily ...

10,000 migrant workers to receive COVID tests at 3 industrial parks in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung will begin to screen nearly 10,000 migrant workers for COVID-19 at three industrial parks on Wednesday (June 9), CNA reporte...