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Taiwan adds 22,559 local COVID cases, imports 1 million BNT vaccine doses for children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed 22,559 local COVID cases on Friday (Aug. 19), 260 imported cases, and 32 deaths. At the CECC's daily press brie...

WHO: World coronavirus cases fall 24%; deaths rise in Asia

LONDON (AP) — New coronavirus cases reported globally dropped nearly a quarter in the last week while deaths fell 6% but were still higher in parts of Asia, according to a report Thursday on the pande...

Taiwan adds 23,458 local COVID cases, 18 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed 23,458 local COVID cases on Tuesday (Aug. 9). In addition, the center reported 18 deaths and 211 imported cases for...

Pfizer vaccine cleared for children under 4 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday (Aug. 1) announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 has been granted emergency use for children ag...

Taiwan won't open borders until child vaccination rate rises from 6% to 50%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 27) said it will not lift border restrictions until the COVID vaccination rate for children under the age of fi...

504,000 doses of Novavax to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of 500,000 doses of the Novavax COVID vaccine (Nuvaxovid) will arrive on Thursday (June 30) and the jabs will be available as soon as July 8, according to ...

Novavax to arrive in Taiwan this week, shots start mid-July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of approximately 500,000 doses of the Novavax COVID vaccine (Nuvaxovid) is set to arrive this week and the jabs will likely be available for adults by mid-...

12-year-old boy collapses at school and dies from COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Among the COVID deaths announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 24) was a 12-year-old boy who fell unconscious while in school and died befo...

Swiss study finds Taiwan's Medigen 84% effective against COVID, China's jabs only 65%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swiss study has found that Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine (MVC-COV1901) has an efficacy level of 84%, far higher than China's jabs, which were rated at 65% effec...

COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organi...

WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline

GENEVA (AP) — After five weeks of declining coronavirus deaths, the number of fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization. In i...

Taiwan reports 1st teen to develop MIS-C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 15) reported Taiwan's first adolescent to be diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in...

FDA advisers overwhelmingly back Moderna COVID vaccine for ages 6-17

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unanimously recommended that the agency authorize Moderna Inc's MRNA.O COVID-19 vaccine for children and teens aged 6 to 17 years of ag...

Pfizer COVID vaccines safe and effective for small children, FDA staff say

June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers on Sunday said Pfizer-BioNTech's (PFE.N), COVID-19 vaccines were effective and safe for use in children aged 6 months to 4 yea...

Experts urge Taiwan to cut wait for children’s 2nd COVID shot to 4 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Children aged 5 to 11 will only have to wait four weeks before receiving a second COVID-19 shot instead of the current 12 weeks, reports said Friday (June 10). A panel ...