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Taiwanese woman charged with abandoning corpse after leaving father's remains at hospital for 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in northern Taiwan was recently charged with abandoning a corpse after she had refused to claim her deceased father’s body from a hospital for 10 years. A...

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 ...

Taiwan VP released from hospital Monday after back surgery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) was released from the hospital on Monday (June 27), the day after undergoing back surgery to relieve acute lower back pain. ...

Taipei launches drive-through COVID testing at Liberty Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City opened up a drive-through service for COVID-19 testing at Liberty Square, allowing for 1,200 tests to be administered between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day, repor...

2-year-old boy dies from COVID-induced encephalitis in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-year-old boy from Keelung died on Saturday (May 14) from complications after contracting COVID, including encephalitis and multiple organ failure. The boy, surnam...

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,...

Taiwanese infectious disease society strikes cautious tone about Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Infectious disease experts in Taiwan are warning against taking the Omicron variant of COVID-19 lightly as the country braces for a fresh wave of cases. While the strai...

Taiwan-made Medigen booster can protect against Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese vaccine maker Medigen on Monday (Jan. 24) announced that the latest research data shows a booster shot of its COVID vaccine leads to increased levels of neutrali...

Long COVID treatment now available at Taipei hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six hospitals in Taipei have launched special clinics to treat people who suffer from post-COVID-19 conditions, also known as long COVID or chronic COVID. The medical i...

Donations at Taiwan hospitals a sign of solidarity during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID surge in Taiwan may have abated, but hospitals are seeing a rise in donated supplies for those working on the frontlines against the pandemic. Chu Chien-hao (...

St. Kitts and Nevis gifts Taiwan hospital with desserts to celebrate 38 years of ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saint Kitts and Nevis Ambassador Jasmine E. Huggins on Thursday (Sept. 23) gifted 138 packages of handmade traditional desserts to Taipei Veterans General Hospital to expr...

3 adverse reactions to Taiwan's Medigen suspected cases of needle phobia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three adverse reactions to Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) are suspected to have been caused by anxiety. ...

Cost cut for COVID-19 PCR tests in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of Taiwan hospitals have reduced fees for getting a COVID-19 PCR test amid grievances about the price of the service. The price for a self-paid PCR test at Min...

Taipei opens 20 rapid testing stations across city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Monday (May 24) opened 20 rapid testing stations to better detect COVID-19 cases in the 11 other districts beyond the hotspot of Wanhua. At a press conference...

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...