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3 more top Taiwan CECC officials test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the confirmation that Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) had received a positive COVID test result on Sunday (June 12), three more...

Virus cluster at nightclub sets off new Beijing clampdown

BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital has put school back online in one of its major districts amid a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a nightclub, while life has yet to return to normal in Shanghai despite t...

Taiwan extends COVID test exemptions at hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven groups of people including patients and staff at hospitals will no longer have to undergo COVID-19 rapid tests under certain conditions, reports said Tuesday (June 7...

Taiwan reports 1st teen death from COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 15-year-old boy suddenly collapsed and died from COVID when he returned to school on May 30, marking the first teenager in Taiwan to die from the virus. The Central E...

Taiwan's COVID curve 'really similar' to Singapore: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Thursday (June 2) said that Taiwan's COVID epidemic curve is "really similar" to that of Singapore and tha...

Indonesian baby 1st foreign child to die from COVID in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 1) announced the youngest child to die from COVID, a one-month-old baby boy, and the first foreign c...

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge a...

Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge

HONOLULU (AP) — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren't allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive fo...

Kepler hits slam, Urshela and Twins walk off Tigers 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit an early grand slam, and Gio Urshela's infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night...

1-year-old boy suddenly dies from COVID during nap in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A one-year-old boy died suddenly while taking a nap at home and was diagnosed with COVID after being declared dead, while a three-year-old boy died from encephalitis and n...

China's Global Times editorials on Taiwan are so bad they are funny

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece Global Times is always good for a laugh. In the CCP’s press ecosystem it serves as the repository for foaming-at-the-mouth...

‘Comprehensive immunity’ gained from infection and vaccination is best immunity: Epidemiologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The best immunity against COVID-19 is “comprehensive immunity,” which is gained through infection following vaccination against the disease, Ho Mei-shang (何美鄉)...

Is Taiwan learning to live with COVID?

Taiwan has witnessed a surge in domestic COVID-19 cases since it began to abandon its "zero-COVID" strategy last month. On Thursday the island reported over 90,000 local cases in a day for t...

Recovered COVID cases in Taiwan can avoid contact quarantine for 3 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that people who have contracted COVID in Taiwan do not to be listed as contacts of cases for three months and can ...

Guardians manager Francona still sidelined with COVID-19

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians manager Terry Francona missed his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. Francona and most of his coaching staff...