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Grandfather, grandson killed in New Taipei apartment fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire that broke out in an apartment building in New Taipei City early on Wednesday morning (June 29) killed a grandfather and his grandson, while the child's mother ...

Taipei offering English services for foreigners with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Sunday (June 5) began offering English language consulting services for foreigners who have tested positive for COVID. That day, Taipei City Government announ...

Taipei mayor tests positive with COVID rapid test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Sunday (May 22) that he had tested positive on a COVID-19 rapid test after experiencing a cough and sore throat. After Deputy Mayor...

Taiwan launches 4th COVID shot on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 15) announced Taiwan will authorize a second COVID booster shot to elderly, long-term care institution residents,...

New Taipei mayor calls for treating positive rapid test results as confirmed COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Saturday (May 14) pleaded with the central government to recognize people with positive COVID-19 at-home rapid test results as confirmed ...

Taipei care home recalls COVID-positive staff to battle cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A care home in Taipei City has recalled 23 COVID-positive staff members back to work to fight a cluster that caused 126 infections and three deaths, reports said Saturday ...

Pregnant COVID patient, premature baby die in New Taipei hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman diagnosed with COVID-19 died at a New Taipei City hospital hours after the death of her premature baby, reports said Saturday (May 7). Acute pulmonary embolism ...

Taipei’s COVID PCR testing reserved only for highly-likely cases from April 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei residents are urged to seek PCR testing for COVID-19 only when they have tested positive from self-administered screening, to preserve the capital's medical cap...

Taipei mayor, deputy mayor enter isolation after exposure to COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) entered home isolation on Sunday (April 17) after it was found that they had come in contact with a...

Taipei City Hospital nurse, 2 family members test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A nurse from a Taipei hospital, two of her family members, and a foreign attendee of the 2022 Smart City Summit and Expo have tested positive for COVID-19. Taipei Deput...

Taiwan's 10 Omicron transmission chains grow to 381 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 27) announced 21 new COVID cases, bringing the total number of infections tied to its 10 Omicron chai...

10 Omicron transmission chains detected in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) confirmed that there are 10 independent transmission chains of the Omicron variant in Taiwan. During a...

Grand Hotel in Taipei reopens after staff tests negative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Grand Hotel in Taipei resumed services on Tuesday (Jan. 25) after all staff members tested negative for COVID-19. The hotel initiated epidemic-prevention protocols ...

Nurse at 3rd Greater Taipei hospital tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 17) announced a nurse had been diagnosed with COVID at the third hospital in the Greater Taipei Area in less tha...

Taiwan reports 17 local COVID cases, highest daily number in 5 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 17) announced 17 local COVID cases, the highest single-day case count since Aug. 4, when 20 local cases were rep...