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The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. ...

Taiwan media group to test all 5,000 employees for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the death of a photographer at Next TV, the Eastern media group will have all 5,000 of its employees undergo COVID-19 PCR tests, reports said Thursday (June 10)....

Student from Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University tests positive for COVID in Macau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A student from Chinese Culture University (CCU) in Taipei City tested positive for COVID-19 after his arrival in Macau, reports said Thursday (June 10). The student had...

Media workers should be included on vaccination priority list: Taiwan NCC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The telecommunications and broadcasting regulator in Taiwan is pushing for the country’s media workers to be included on the list of priority groups for the nationwi...

Taiwan's Taoyuan encourages companies to test migrant workers for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said on Saturday (June 5) that dormitories housing more than 50 migrant workers should enact measures to avoid COVID-19 cluster infectio...

New Taipei sets up mobile COVID testing units

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei has followed in the footsteps of Taipei and established a system of mobile testing units for families with vulnerable members, amid the worst ever coronavirus o...

Taiwan’s top science park mobilizes against COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu Science Park has rolled out mobile COVID-19 testing units and toughened preventive measures after at least 50 employees at a technology firm in neighboring Miaoli ...

8 Carrefour workers test positive for COVID in Taipei's Wanhua

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight employees at a Carrefour in Taipei have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the store's closure for nearly a week. On May 27, two employees at the Guilin br...

Cluster infection breaks out in New Taipei nursing home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cluster infection has caused 25 residents and eight workers in a nursing home in New Taipei’s Tucheng District to be infected with COVID-19, and one person has die...

Taipei’s Chinese Culture University tests students for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After four of its students were confirmed with COVID-19, Chinese Culture University called in a new mobile testing unit to conduct tests on the 345 students living in the ...

Compulsory COVID tests at airports on Taiwan’s outlying islands are illegal: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The requirement that all travelers arriving on three outlying island counties undergo rapid COVID-19 testing is illegal and should be scrapped, Health and Welfare Minister...

Assistant of Taipei city councilor diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An assistant of Taipei City Councilor Sabrina Lim (林亮君) was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday morning (May 24), while two other people in her office also received positive...

31 confirmed COVID cases missing in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei police are searching for 31 city residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 but failed to provide adequate contact information. On Sunday (May 23), the Taip...

Full list of free COVID testing sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a number of cities and counties have set up free testing stations to streamline the process of screen...

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...