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Taiwan's Tasty COVID cluster infection grows to 35 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 17) reported 14 more COVID cases tied to a branch of the Tasty steakhouse, bringing the total number of cases in...

1,500 Taiwan Compal Electronics workers tested after 2 catch COVID at Tasty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Compal Electronics (仁寶電腦) factory in Taoyuan City has been closed for disinfection and 1,500 workers tested for COVID after a couple who works at the factory were found ...

18 schools in Taiwan's Taoyuan close as Tasty cluster infection grows to 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 18 schools in Taoyuan have halted classes for one day to two weeks amid a surge in Omicron cases in the city connected to the Tasty steakhouse chain over the we...

Taiwan bank cluster surges to 17, Tasty cases rise to 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cluster infection that started at a bank in Taoyuan on Friday (Jan. 14) rose to 17 cases, while a cluster infection tied to a steakhouse in the city climbed to five case...

Taiwan home care worker key link in Omicron cluster infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) denied that a residential service worker is a super spreader, she is a key link in a number of chains of transmission o...

Teen Tasty worker among Taiwan's 6 new COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced six new COVID cases on Thursday evening and Friday morning (Jan. 13-14), including a teen employee of a steakhouse, a Thai restaurant chef, and bank clust...

Bank COVID cluster in Taiwan's Taoyuan swells to 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 11 new COVID cases tied to a bank were reported Wednesday and Thursday (Jan. 12-13), bringing the total number tied to the cluster infection to 14. On Wednes...

Hong Kong 'patriots only' legislature convenes first session

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature convened Wednesday for the first time since elections last month that were held under new legislation ensuring that only “patriots” who have proven their loyal...

3 Union Bank clerks test positive for COVID in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three out of the four local COVID cases announced on Wednesday (Jan. 12) are employees of a bank in Taoyuan City. On Wednesday, Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) annou...

COVID cluster of 5 breaks out in northern Taiwan electronics factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An electronics factory in Taoyuan was shut down on Tuesday (Jan. 11) after five workers tested positive for COVID. Among the group of luggage cart workers who recently ...

South Taiwan mall closed after visit by airport cluster case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hanshin Arena mall in Kaohsiung is closed for disinfection after a COVID case tied to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Omicron cluster infection recently visit...

Taiwan confirms 1st toddler diagnosed with Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 10) confirmed the country's first case of a toddler diagnosed with the Omicron variant of COVID. ...

Taiwan CECC announces new Level 2 rules for Jan. 9-24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a rising number of local Omicron cases, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Jan. 9) announced new stricter measures for the extended Level ...

Taiwan tightens mask rules amid Omicron outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is reimposing mask measures across the country in response to an Omicron outbreak that started at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. On Sunday (Ja...

3 more workers at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 10) announced that three more workers at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport have tested positive for COVID...