Pre-orders for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers start today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pre-orders for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers started at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning (July 1), with the vouchers to become valid starting on July 15. This month, Taiwan...

Foreigners not wed to Taiwanese ineligible for stimulus vouchers: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan who are not married to a Taiwanese citizen will not be eligible for stimulus vouchers that will be released next month because the program is &...

35,000 Taiwanese visited the doctor more than 90 times last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 35,000 people went to see physicians more than 90 times last year, while Taiwanese citizens on average visit the doctor 15 times a year, according to Nationa...

Taiwan’s stimulus voucher scheme to kick off July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Tuesday (June 2) that the stimulus vouchers aimed to boost Taiwan’s economy amid fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) wi...

Taiwan health minister mulls national health insurance reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After demonstrating outstanding leadership skills and earning accolades as Taiwan's tireless protector during the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister and Central Epi...

Masks can be ordered at Taiwan convenience stores starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's latest variant on its face mask rationing system, which enables health insurance cardholders to pre-order masks at convenience stores, got underway on Wednesd...

Video lists 20 ways Taiwan is fighting off coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan sees its second day with zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in a week, an American blogger has created a video expounding on how the plucky island co...

Taiwan delivers 300,000 medical masks to Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A donation of 300,000 medical masks from Taiwan arrived in Manila on Wednesday (April 15) to aid the Philippines in its battle against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

Philippines' top representative in Taipei praises Taiwan as model in battle against virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines' top representative in Taiwan, Angelito Banayo, recently shared his observations of how Taiwan, along with three other countries, is effectively contai...

Taipei to expand mask vending machines to 12 districts next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (April 13) announced that ID-based medical mask machines will be expanded to all of the city's districts next week. After Tai...

Woman leaves Taiwan for 30 years, returns with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman who had lived overseas for decades raised eyebrows when she finally returned to Taiwan for the first time in 30 years, at the peak of the Wuhan coronavir...

Taiwan parents report difficulty finding masks for small children

Parents in Taiwan have been complaining about the problem of finding surgical masks in the right size for their children, under the government's mask rationing program, and have brought the issue ...

Taipei launches ID-based mask vending machines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei rolled out ID-based mask vending machines on Saturday (April 11) in a bid to reduce the hassle of purchasing the much sought-after protective gear amid the coronavi...

Taiwan's new face mask ration kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new rationing scheme for surgical face masks allows residents to purchase nine masks every two weeks, starting Thursday (April 9). Previously, National Hea...

Taiwan citizens allowed to mail masks to overseas relatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday (March 30) that citizens will be allowed to mail surgical masks to their first and second-degree relatives ...