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Taiwan reports 26,943 local COVID cases, 57 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 26,943 local COVID cases on Wednesday (July 20). Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control,...

Taiwan reports 26,779 local COVID cases, 37 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 26,779 local COVID cases on Tuesday (July 19), a 52.5% increase from the previous day. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of t...

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocks east Taiwan county

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday morning (July 19), according to the Central Weather Bureau. The epicenter of the quake was 90.5 k...

Taiwan reports 17,549 local COVID cases, fewest in 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 17,549 local COVID cases on Monday (July 18), a 27.4% decrease from the previous day and the lowest single-day count s...

'Cold blooded' killer of four in central Taiwan described as 'normal'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The man accused of killing four and seriously injuring one other in a shooting late last week in Nantou County has been described as “cold blooded” but “...

Police nab suspected shooter of 5 in central Taiwan spa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police on Friday afternoon (July 15) arrested a man suspected of shooting five employees at a biotechnology company in central Taiwan. On Thursday evening (July 14), an...

Taiwan urged to address gun use after brutal killings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's authorities have been called upon to improve gun control measures after a Thursday (July 14) homicide sent the country reeling. Four individuals were slaye...

Taiwan's COVID death toll passes 8,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 25,223 local COVID cases on Friday (July 15), an 8.6% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesperson Chuang Jen-...

Manhunt underway for suspect behind execution-style shooting of 5 in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A manhunt is underway for the suspect behind the shooting of five employees at a biotechnology company in central Taiwan that resulted in four deaths and one serious injur...

4 dead, 1 injured in central Taiwan shooting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four people were dead and one was injured following a shooting in Caotun Township, Nantou County, on Thursday evening (July 14), CNA reported. According to the initial ...

Taiwan reports 27,597 local COVID cases, 89 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 27,597 local COVID cases on Thursday (July 14), a 7.5% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesperson Chuang Jen...

Taiwan reports 29,849 local COVID cases, 49 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 29,849 local COVID cases on Wednesday (July 13), a 4.1% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesperson Chuang Je...

Taiwan reports 31,152 local COVID cases, 60 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 31,152 local COVID cases and 60 deaths on Tuesday (July 12). Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC's medica...

Taiwanese krait slithers into betel nut shop, terrifies saleswoman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large, highly venomous Taiwanese krait, also known as the many-banded krait, made its way into a betel nut shop, frightening the saleswoman who was working in the stall ...

Vaccine requirements put damper on Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake swimming event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — COVID-19 vaccination and rapid testing requirements for participation in this year’s Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival, for which registration began 10 d...