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Taiwan set to shorten interval for booster to 3 months due to Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will reportedly shorten the interval between the second dose of a COVID vaccine and a booster shot. In response to the expan...

Taiwan airport Omicron cluster rises to 12 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Omicron cluster tied to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has grown to 12 cases, including an airport security guard and three people at a karaoke club. Early on ...

Omicron case seen playing mahjong in northern Taiwan club

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An airport cleaner who has tested positive for the Omicron variant played mahjong at a social club packed with around 1,000 members to ring in the New Year. On Wednesda...

1,000 people party in Omicron case's karaoke club for New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are concerns that a New Year's Eve party at a social club in Taoyuan could become a superspreader event for the Omicron variant after a Omicron-positive individu...

Omicron cluster case movements revealed in Taiwan's Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan City Government on Wednesday (Jan. 5) revealed the recent movements of four cleaners working at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport who are connected to an Om...

Body of mountaineer airlifted off Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of Taoyuan City Government employee Lee Ming-hao (李銘豪), who perished during a solo climb up Zhongyangjianshan in central Taiwan on Dec. 12, was successfully airli...

Top New Year's Eve countdown parties across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With over a dozen New Year's Eve countdown parties planned across Taiwan, the following are some noteworthy events taking place in major cities. Taipei Taipei 10...

Plum trees in bloom at Jiaobanshan Residence in Taiwan’s Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The numerous plum trees at Jiaobanshan Residence in Taoyuan’s Fuxing District have been blossoming, emitting a delicate fragrance, CNA reported on Sunday (Dec. 26). ...

Taoyuan City Government employee goes missing after climbing mountain in northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 37-year-old Taiwanese man has been missing for almost five days since he reached the summit of Zhongyangjianshan in northeastern Taiwan. A Facebook account dedicated ...

Deviant bathroom signs draw fire from Taiwanese netizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Toilet signs that were meant to be humorous have drawn criticism from the public for being inappropriate and appearing to condone sexual harassment. Photos of controver...

Taiwan's Taoyuan penalizes warehouse owner over taxi driver death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the collapse of a quarry warehouse that killed a taxi driver, the Taoyuan City Government will issue the warehouse owner the maximum penalty of NT$300,000 (US$10...

Taiwan's ASE Group establishes diving team to clean up marine debris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Group’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Foundation has established an “ASE Environment Protection Divi...

Conch-shaped Hakka cultural center to open at northern Taiwan port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Yong An Conch Culture Park, a building with a conch-shape design located in Taoyuan’s Xinwu District, will open in November. According to the Taoyuan City...

New Taipei kindergarten Delta COVID cluster spreads to Taoyuan couple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 13) announced another new case tied to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 and...

Taiwan's Taoyuan tightens Level 2 restrictions amid fears of delta outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news of a suspected delta variant cluster infection involving pilots, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that Level 2 restrictions in Taoy...