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Taiwan's NT$1,000 Taoyuan hotel subsidy ready to roll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Government’s hotel subsidy program, offering a subsidy of NT$1,000 per room on weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) from July 1-14, is ready to roll. According...

Israeli settlers at risk of losing special West Bank status

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank may soon get a taste of the military rule that Palestinians have been living under for 55 years. If Israel’s parliament do...

Kids under 6 eligible for free rapid COVID tests in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Families with kids aged 0 to 6 will be eligible for five free at-home COVID-19 test kits from June 1, the health authorities announced Friday (May 27). Children born on or...

All Taiwan residents can now use rapid test to confirm COVID status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Thursday (May 26), rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVID-19 infections, enabling them to be evaluated for...

More nations speak up for Taiwan on 3rd day of WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the World Health Assembly (WHA) continues, more like-minded countries and allies voiced their support of Taiwan on Tuesday (May 24). Despite not including a suppleme...

Is Taiwan learning to live with COVID?

Taiwan has witnessed a surge in domestic COVID-19 cases since it began to abandon its "zero-COVID" strategy last month. On Thursday the island reported over 90,000 local cases in a day for t...

Taiwan’s Tainan launches cloud-based system with AI for COVID diagnosis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City Government has launched the “Tainan Joint Care Cloud” system so those in quarantine can get a rapid test COVID-19 diagnosis and report their health...

Family, friends can obtain COVID prescriptions, pills for Taiwan patients starting Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Family and friends of COVID patients can receive a prescription and obtain antiviral medication on their behalf starting on Friday (May 13). During a press conference o...

3 categories of people no longer need PCR test in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Thursday (May 12), three categories of people no longer need to take a PCR as a rapid antigen test will suffice, with a positive result being considered an off...

Taiwan eyes end to home isolation for COVID contacts in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) predicts that COVID cases in Taiwan will peak in May and plans to end home isolation for fully vaccinated and boosted contacts o...

Rationale for rationing COVID test kits in Taiwan

Taiwan is experiencing another wave of COVID-19, with the daily caseload surpassing 10,000 and weekly positivity rate climbing, indicating a peak yet to come. As countries around the world tackle t...

Q&A: Direct Relief CEO Thomas Tighe on how to help Ukraine

Thomas Tighe says helping Ukrainians can generally be done by using existing aid strategies. It’s just a matter of scale and adapting to circumstances on the ground. Since Russia inv...

200,000 of Taiwan's rationed COVID test kits sold in 4 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consumers snapped up nearly 200,000 government-rationed COVID test kits within four hours on the first day of the new rationing scheme. Taiwan's new rationing syste...

Rush for rationed COVID tests crashes Taiwan's health insurance system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rush to stock up on home COVID test kits on the first day of a new rationing scheme crashed Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) system on Thursday (April 28). ...

Taiwan COVID rapid test kit rationing system goes live April 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 self-test kit rationing system will kick off Thursday (April 28) as Taiwanese authorities scramble to ensure supplies of the gear amid high demand. The Cen...