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Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport safe if no new COVID cases show up by Jan. 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mass COVID-19 testing of the personnel at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will continue until Jan. 22, but if no positive cases show up by then, the country’s m...

Indonesian fishery worker diagnosed with COVID in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fishery worker who flew to Penghu County after completing his quarantine period tested positive for COVID-19, reports said Friday (Jan. 14). The 33-year-o...

Taiwan president, vice president prepare to receive COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will receive their third COVID-19 shots Saturday (Jan. 15) morning, according to an announcement by the ...

Taiwan bank cluster surges to 17, Tasty cases rise to 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cluster infection that started at a bank in Taoyuan on Friday (Jan. 14) rose to 17 cases, while a cluster infection tied to a steakhouse in the city climbed to five case...

Taiwanese software provider Mitake adopts remote working amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based Mitake Information Corporation announced Friday (Jan. 14) part of its workforce has been asked to work from home as an Omicron outbreak worsens. Mitake sai...

Taiwan COVID patients with mild symptoms to be quarantined, not hospitalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As imported COVID-19 cases increase in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting Saturday (Jan. 15), patients with mild to no symptoms or ...

Taiwan home care worker key link in Omicron cluster infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) denied that a residential service worker is a super spreader, she is a key link in a number of chains of transmission o...

COVID cluster of 5 breaks out in northern Taiwan electronics factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An electronics factory in Taoyuan was shut down on Tuesday (Jan. 11) after five workers tested positive for COVID. Among the group of luggage cart workers who recently ...

South Taiwan mall closed after visit by airport cluster case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hanshin Arena mall in Kaohsiung is closed for disinfection after a COVID case tied to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Omicron cluster infection recently visit...

Taiwan sees higher-than-expected COVID positive rate as new border rules kick in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — COVID-19 was detected among nearly 10% of the passengers on the first long-haul flight to arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday (Jan. 11) as a new measure to intercept cases at the ...

Taiwan confirms 1st toddler diagnosed with Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 10) confirmed the country's first case of a toddler diagnosed with the Omicron variant of COVID. ...

Quarantine taxis in Taiwan banned from taking ordinary passengers amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced Monday (Jan. 10) that quarantine taxis are prohibited from carrying ordinary passengers until Jan. 23 to curb the fresh COVID-19 outbreak centered on the ...

Taiwan to reopen borders to foreign Mandarin students in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that Taiwan will open its borders to Mandarin students without scholarships in March, with about 5,000 students expected to a...

Taiwan tightens mask rules amid Omicron outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is reimposing mask measures across the country in response to an Omicron outbreak that started at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. On Sunday (Ja...

3 more workers at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 10) announced that three more workers at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport have tested positive for COVID...