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7-Eleven, FamilyMart start selling discounted rapid COVID tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's four convenience store chains, as well as supermarket chains and retailers all began selling discounted rapid antigen test kits on Monday (May 9). Convenie...

Man waits for police after 'robbing' central Taiwan OK Mart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man grabbed NT$2,000 in cash at a central Taiwan convenience store in order to be sent to jail, where he could receive free meals. On Wednesday (Dec. 22), a 42-year-o...

Taiwan CECC recommends recorded mask reminders after deadly assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 22) suggested that convenience store clerks switch to indirect reminders that customers wear masks after a deadl...

EasyCard designs featuring Taiwan’s medalists ditched amid backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EasyCard Corporation has withdrawn a design for a new set of EasyCards featuring Taiwan’s Olympic gold medalists after sparking a public outcry over aesthetics. ...

New EasyCard features popular Taiwan instant noodles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EasyCard Corp. has launched a new MRT EasyCard that looks exactly like a package of Taiwan's celebrated instant noodle brand Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien (Wei Lih Men, 維力麵炸醬麵)...

English guide shows steps for Taiwan's vaccine registration platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (July 14) uploaded directions on how to register on Taiwan's vaccine reservation platform in four languages. On We...

Taiwan convenience store chains accept vaccine reservations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s four major convenience store chains will be accepting reservations for COVID-19 vaccinations from people who received confirmation text messages from the go...

Where to get DIY COVID-19 test kits in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — DIY COVID-19 test kits hit the shelves at select convenience stores, pharmacies, and supermarket chains across Taiwan on Wednesday (June 23) after the country's top he...

COVID home testing kits now available in Taiwan convenience stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Home-based COVID-19 testing kits will be available at the four major convenience store chains in Taiwan starting Wednesday (June 23). The Taiwan Food and Drug Administr...

Takkyubin Taiwan overloaded with orders, halts low-temp deliveries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, the delivery service Takkyubin (宅急便) has been so overwhelmed with orders that it is temporarily halting low-temperature deliveries to much ...

Markets in northern Taiwan suspend dine-in services due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei and New Taipei City Governments on Thursday (May 21) announced that vendors at traditional markets and night markets can now only provide take-out and delivery ...

Donation methods to victims of the eastern Taiwan train derailment announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the aftermath of the deadly Hualien train derailment, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted a number of ways members of the public can donate to the victims ...

Taiwan tea shop customer buys drink for NT$35, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a tea chain in northern Taiwan who bought a drink for a mere NT$35 (US$1.22) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the September-October issue of the Ta...

Excessive levels of bacteria found in food sold by Taiwan retailers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Excessive levels of E. Coli bacteria and other types of bacteria have been detected in 12 microwave food products sold by well-known Taiwanese retailers, including 7-Eleve...

Taiwan 7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 tea egg, wins NT$2 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July-August round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 22 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$347,000) Special Prize and 21 takers of the NT$2 million Grand P...