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China’s vaccine diplomacy has failed in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – One of the fascinating observations that can be made of the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan is the contrast between the coverage we have seen in the Taiwan media wit...

Taiwan's R number less than 1 for 3 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With fewer than 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases for 10 straight days, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (July 12) announced that the country's R number ...

Expert calls for lowering Taiwan's Level 3 alert to 2.5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 case numbers have stayed below 200 for four straight days and Taiwan's R number has dropped to 0.46, an epidemiologist is calling for a Level 2.5 alert as ...

Taiwan's R number drops again to 0.46

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With fewer than 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases for four straight days, Taiwan's R number on Wednesday (June 16) reportedly dropped to 0.46, a significant improvement fro...

Taiwan's R number drops to 0.7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Taiwan's Level 3 restrictions extended for two weeks, the country's R number has dropped to 0.7, which the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) considers to...

Taiwan's R number drops from 15 to 1.02 during Level 3 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since Level 3 restrictions were imposed in Taiwan around two weeks ago, the country's R number has dropped to 1.02, which the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) co...

Portugal rolls back virus surge that made it world's worst

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s official daily number of new COVID-19 cases on Monday dropped below 1,000 for the first time since early October, amid a national lockdown and just weeks after it wa...

Germany reopens some schools amid fears pandemic may rebound

BERLIN (AP) — Elementary students in more than half of Germany’s 16 states returned to school Monday after more than two months at home, the first major relaxation of the country's pandemic measures s...

Portugal poised to extend lockdown as COVID-19 cases fall

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s COVID-19 infection rate has dropped sharply after a lockdown aimed at addressing a devastating January pandemic surge, but it is still recording the most daily death...

England's second city tightens restrictions as virus spikes

LONDON (AP) — Households in England's second city, Birmingham, are being urged to stop socializing with others from Friday as part of a dramatic tightening of coronavirus restrictions in the wake of a...

Sports fans no longer allowed at pilot events in England

LONDON (AP) — Spectators will no longer be allowed to attend sporting events in England after concerns about a rise in coronavirus infections forced the government to delay the partial reopening of ve...