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Travelers flying to Taiwan's outer islands no longer need PCR testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers departing from five airports in Taiwan no longer need to undergo PCR testing to fly to the country's outer islands. The Civil Aeronautics Administration (...

In California, inconsistent school COVID rules are the norm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Now that schools are back in session, parents are mastering this year’s new school vocabulary: Modified quarantine, antigen vs. PCR testing and the so-called Swiss cheese model fo...

2 Taipei schools cancel classes due to CAL pilot breakthrough case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Classes have been canceled for 56 students at two elementary schools in Taipei City after a pilot and mother of two students was confirmed to have suffered a breakthrough ...

Taipei reports zero local COVID cases for full week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 6) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases for the seventh day in a row, but an imported case has caused conce...

Broadway's 'Aladdin' goes dark for days as it battles virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway hit “Aladdin” is trying to keep COVID-19 contained. Disney Theatrical Productions said it will cancel Friday's performance and all shows until Oct. 12 af...

35 undocumented migrant workers arrested, tested for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Immigration Agency (NIA) officers last week arrested 35 undocumented Vietnamese migrant workers in a large steel mill in central Taiwan. The Changhua County Sp...

Taipei will watch COVID cases for 2 days before making indoor dining decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (Sept. 10) said he will monitor COVID-19 cases over the next two days to determine whether to prohibit indoor dining. Due to a cl...

4 schools in Taipei closed after middle school student tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four schools in three districts across Taipei suspended classes on Friday (Sept. 10), a day after a middle school student in the metropolis tested positive for COVID-19. ...

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...

Taiwan high school in Taoyuan closed over feared pilot delta breakthrough cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities have shut down a Taoyuan high school after one of its students became part of a growing cluster of pilots suspected to be infected with the delta variant, desp...

Taiwan bans home quarantine for airline crews to stop delta variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to stop the delta variant from entering the country, arriving airline crews will no longer be allowed to quarantine at home from Saturday (Aug. 28). Taiwan...

Chinese kick woman out of PCR test center for wearing kimono

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese staff and bystanders at a COVID testing station were angered by a woman wearing a Japanese-style kimono and demanded that she change her clothes before she could b...

A New Paradigm: AptameX, A Synthetic, Saliva-Based Rapid Covid-19 Diagnostic Test with Sensitivity at CT Scores >25

PT Achiko Medika Indonesia and PT Indofarma Tbk are delighted to announce the product and registration emergency use approval of its revolutionary diagnostic test for Covid-19, AptameX. The approval a...

Taipei searching for 10 people who watched 'Black Widow' with COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei officials are searching for 10 people who watched the film "Black Widow" in the same auditorium as a confirmed COVID case at a popular movie theater in th...

Analysis: How the NFL got through the pandemic and to 2021

Saying the NFL is America's most popular sport isn't exactly brainiac territory. Arguing that it also dealt most successfully with the dangers and restrictions caused by COVID-19 should be just as obv...