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Novavax applies for emergency use authorization in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. biotechnology company Novavax has submitted an emergency use authorization (EUA) application for its COVID-19 vaccine to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for re...

Taiwan FDA authorizes Moderna for kids 6-11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday provided authorization for the Moderna COVID vaccine (Spikevax) to be used with children six to 11 years old. ...

Taiwan's restaurants can remove partitions, toasts allowed starting Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 4) announced that it will loosen epidemic prevention regulations for restaurants starting Tuesday (Oct. 5...

Taiwan FDA investigates Foxconn company’s use of unapproved COVID test kit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 rapid test kit used by Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) that yielded a positive test result has not yet been approved, according to the Food and Drug Adm...

Foxconn tycoon's wife delivers documents for BioNTech vaccine to Taiwan FDA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) made good on his pledge to submit documents required to apply for permission to purchase and import coronavirus vaccines. ...

150,000 Moderna doses to arrive in Taiwan tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is set to arrive on Friday afternoon (May 28). Health Min...

Taiwanese doctor could face prison time for spreading rumors about ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩) is facing a possible prison term of up to three years for making erroneous comments about pork imports containing ractopamine. T...

Taiwan cabinet details plans to regulate pork imports from US

The Cabinet on Thursday (Nov. 26) released a five-point plan for the regulation of American pork products, in an effort to ease public concerns over residues of the livestock drug ractopamine, before ...

Taiwan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations as early as 1st quarter of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could begin the immunization program against COVID-19 as early as the first quarter of 2021, according to the nation's health authorities. Central Epidemic C...

Taiwan seeks to recruit 20,000 volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced Wednesday (Nov. 11) that it is recruiting 20,000 volunteers for Phase 2 clinical trials of coronavirus vaccines develop...

Taiwan CECC head shows how to disinfect mask with rice cooker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Sunday (April 5) demonstrated how to disinfect a used mask with a rice cooker. As surgical face masks are st...