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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...

Next few days key to timeline of Taiwan's program to admit migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) said on Wednesday (Jan. 26) that the country’s pandemic situation in the next few days will be key to determining whether the s...

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokeswoman wants to meet Hakka in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Spokeswoman Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) identified herself as a member of the Hakka minority in Guangdong Province, saying she wanted to meet her fellow...

Taiwan reports 46 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) announced 46 local COVID cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 46 imported cases. The ...

Taiwan receives over 1.5 million Moderna vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A shipment of over 1.5 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday (Jan. 25). The 1,512,100 doses arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on Ch...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolts northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked northeastern Taiwan at 10:36 p.m. on Tuesday evening (Jan. 25), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the te...

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...

Taiwan's Taoyuan to test 73,000 migrant workers as Askey cluster rises to 102

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a COVID cluster infection centered on an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City grows to 102 cases, the city is planning to test over 73,000 foreign worker...

Taiwan's TSMC to implement work from home starting Jan. 24 amid Omicron surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯電) on Monday (Jan. 24) announced that employees from certain departments will start ...

Chemical troops vigorously disinfecting Taipei MRT amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 32 troops from the Army’s 33rd Chemical Corps were deployed to disinfect transportation hubs in Taipei and Taoyuan on Monday (Jan. 24) as Taiwan scrambles...

Taiwan announces Level 2 rules for Jan. 25 - Feb. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a spike in local Omicron cases over the weekend, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 24) announced its rules for the extended Level 2 epidemic ...

Taiwan reports 15 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 24) announced 15 local COVID cases, a substantial decrease from the 52 reported Sunday (Jan. 23). CECC head C...

COVID cluster infection at Taiwan's Askey swells to 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID cluster infection centered at an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City has grown to 100 cases, including 69 foreign migrant workers. Taoyuan Mayor...

1st batch out of 10,000 Merck COVID pills arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch out of 10,000 doses of Merck's COVID medication Molnupiravir arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday morning (Jan. 24), marking the f...

All Taiwan's local COVID cases mild or asymptomatic over past 20 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All recently diagnosed local COVID-19 cases have been asymptomatic or experienced only cold-like symptoms, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General...