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Home care best way to tackle Omicron infections, says New Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City has started the trial operation for its “home care program,” which allows COVID-19 cases with light or no symptoms to receive medical care from...

10 migrant workers at New Taipei tech factory test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a Vietnamese migrant worker tested positive for COVID on Thursday (March 24), nine coworkers have also tested positive for the virus. The New Taipei City Departme...

13 migrant workers, Taiwanese contractor at Career Technology in New Taipei test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Department of Health on Thursday (Feb. 10) announced that 13 migrant workers at Taiwanese Apple supplier Career Technology Co. (嘉聯益) and one Taiwanese ...

COVID-positive student travels across Taiwan, infection source still unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unvaccinated 12-year-old boy tested positive for COVID-19 after having traveled from New Taipei City to Taichung and then to Kaohsiung. According to an earlier repor...

Undiluted BNT vaccine mistakenly administered to 25 in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Staff at En Chu Kong Hospital erroneously administered undiluted BioNTech (BNT) vaccine doses to 25 people in New Taipei City’s Yingge District on Monday (Sept. 27)....

Taiwan FDA investigates Foxconn company’s use of unapproved COVID test kit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 rapid test kit used by Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) that yielded a positive test result has not yet been approved, according to the Food and Drug Adm...

Owner of kindergarten behind Delta cluster tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The elderly owner of the kindergarten at the center of a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 has been diagnosed with the virus. On Wednesday eveni...

New Taipei kindergarten Delta cluster climbs to 33 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Wednesday (Sept. 15) announced another case tied to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 and centered on a kindergarten, bringing...

New Taipei reports zero COVID cases for 1st time in 96 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Friday (Aug. 13) reported zero COVID-19 cases for the first time in 96 days. New Taipei was at the heart of a massive surge in local COVID cases in m...

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...

36-year-old man could be Taiwan's youngest COVID death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 36-year-old man, whose immediate family members also had COVID-19, appears to be the youngest person to die from the disease in Taiwan. The New Taipei City Fire Depar...

7 COVID cases reported at New Taipei's Far Eastern Memorial Hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven people were reportedly diagnosed with COVID-19 Monday (May 17) in what appears to be a nosocomial outbreak at the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in New Taipei City...

Taiwan’s National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University elects new president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of Taiwan’s top-tier universities, National Chiao Tung University and National Yang Ming University, will merge and be renamed as National Yang Ming Chiao Tung U...

No masks made in China donated by Taiwan: CECC

None of the 3 million non-medical grade masks from China that made their way into Taiwan and were sold as government-rationed face masks were donated to other countries, the Central Epidemic Command C...

Taiwan lawmakers launch 'Me Too' movement to support victims of sexual assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the suicide of a New Taipei City Health Department employee who leaped to her death after accusing her supervisor of raping her, Taiwanese lawmakers have la...