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Results expected soon for Taiwan trials of COVID-19 vaccine combinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is about to publish preliminary findings for a number of clinical trials to determine the efficacy of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines, with the pairing of Ast...

Nurse is Taiwan's 1st Moderna vaccine breakthrough case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 8) announced that a nurse has become its first case of a local breakthrough infection for the Moder...

New Taipei kindergarten cluster infection has Delta variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 8) confirmed that COVID-19 cases tied to a kindergarten cluster infection in New Taipei were found ...

National Taiwan University Hospital anesthetist tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An anesthetist at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, despite being inoculated with two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccin...

Taiwan starts study on efficacy of mixing AZ, Moderna COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading hospital in Taiwan has begun a clinical trial of mixing and matching AstraZeneca (AZ) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to determine whether such an approach provoke...

Taiwan CECC mulls trials on mixing domestic COVID vaccine with others

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is mulling whether to conduct a small-scale study on mixing the domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccin...

Irishman dies on Taipei street, tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Irishman who suddenly collapsed and died on a street in Taipei City on Saturday night (June 26) has been diagnosed with COVID-19, while the five police officers who cam...

Taipei opens up vaccination appointments for those over 75 years old

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Sunday (June 20) began to allow people over 75 years old to book vaccination appointments online for the coming week. With 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccin...

Entertainer donates 330 oxygen-supplying machines to Taiwan hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese entertainer Jia Yong-jie (賈永婕) was able to raise enough money to purchase 330 high-flow nasal cannula machines (HFNC) within just a couple of days, donating the ...

Taiwan physician dies from COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A physician in New Taipei is believed to be the first doctor in Taiwan to die from COVID-19. At a press conference on Thursday (June 10), Central Epidemic Command Cente...

Physician calls for cancellation of Taiwan's Dragon Boat Festival holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent Taiwanese physician has called on the government to cancel the Dragon Boat Festival holiday break after news broke of a Malaysian man who returned to his homet...

Insurance company donates NT$50 million to Taiwan's COVID fight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shin Kong Financial Holding Co. will donate NT$50 million (US$1.81 million) to city governments and hospitals in northern Taiwan to fight the local COVID-19 outbreak that ...

4 Taiwan bank holding companies donate NT$253 million to COVID relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four major Taiwanese bank holding companies have made cash donations totaling NT$253 million (US$9.11 million) to help the country battle COVID-19. Yuanta Financial Hol...

National Taiwan University Hospital head calls for help with over 100 COVID patients

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The director of the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) pled for help Wednesday (May 26) as his hospital was inundated with over 100 COVID-19 patients, exceeding th...

Taipei opens 20 rapid testing stations across city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Monday (May 24) opened 20 rapid testing stations to better detect COVID-19 cases in the 11 other districts beyond the hotspot of Wanhua. At a press conference...