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Businessman fined NT$100,000 for breaking Taiwan quarantine to see dentist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman has been fined NT$100,000 for stopping by a dentist when he was supposed to be in quarantine. A Taiwanese businessman surnamed Li (李) returned f...

Taiwan reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases, no new local infections

Taiwan on Sunday confirmed three new imported cases of COVID-19, but recorded no additional domestic infections, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). One of the new cases is an ...

Taiwan COVID task force declares hospital cluster threat defused

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All staff members at Taoyuan General Hospital (TGH), the epicenter of the recent cluster outbreak have tested negative for the coronavirus. Results of the massive testi...

Taiwan ranked 2nd in Personalized Healthcare Index for Asia Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has claimed second place, second only to Singapore, across the Asia Pacific in the Personalized Healthcare Index (PHC index) released by the Economist at an interna...

Taiwan suspends digital ID project amid safety concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government decided Thursday (Jan. 21) to suspend its plan to issue electronic identity cards (eID) until new legislation is ready to safeguard privacy. The decision...

Taiwan's health care ranked No. 1 in world for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the midst of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan's health care system has been ranked as the best in the world for the third year running in Numbeo's annual ...

Taiwanese man to be prosecuted for stealing money from lost wallet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in central Taiwan was referred for further investigation and prosecution after he took possession of a wallet containing cash and identity documents that he picked u...

Taiwan's National Health Insurance premium to rise to 5.17%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Health Insurance premium will rise from 4.69 percent to 5.17 percent starting Friday (Jan. 1), its first hike in five years. Health and Welfare Minister ...

North Taiwan city pulls out of trial run for electronic ID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City will not take part in a pilot project to distribute new electronic identity cards (eID) on a limited scale in January due to safety concerns, the mayor confir...

20-something Taiwanese collects nearly NT$100 million in house rental income yearly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese 20-something earned nearly NT$100 million (US$3.4 million) from residential real estate rental income last year, according to data from the National Health Ins...

Taiwan's first 'smart' geriatric hospital underway

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — As the issue of super-aging inevitably looms for the Taiwanese population, a leading hospital in Tainan is building the country's first geriatric facility aimed to mit...

Colon cancer most prevalent in southern Taiwan: study

Colon cancer, the leading cause of death among cancer patients in Taiwan for 12 consecutive years, is most prevalent in southern Taiwan, with one in nearly 200 people suffering from the disease, a stu...

Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported another 950 coronavirus cases, its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic, as fears grow about overwhelmed hospitals in the great...

Asia Today: Hong Kong secures 15 million vaccine doses

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has secured delivery of 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with the first million to arrive as early as January, the city’s leader said Friday. Hong Ko...

The Latest: South Korea expanding virus testing, tracing

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is expanding the use of rapid tests and deploying hundreds of police officers and soldiers to help with contact tracing as it deals with its worst surge of coronavirus...