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Kids under 6 eligible for free rapid COVID tests in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Families with kids aged 0 to 6 will be eligible for five free at-home COVID-19 test kits from June 1, the health authorities announced Friday (May 27). Children born on or...

Taiwan residents can now import rapid COVID tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Imports of COVID-19 test kits for individual use have been greenlit, Taiwan's health authorities announced at a COVID briefing on Wednesday (May 11). Previously, pe...

Taiwan residents will soon be able to import rapid COVID test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities on Tuesday (May 10) rebutted allegations they have hampered businesses' efforts to import COVID-19 rapid tests and said individuals will soon be...

Rationale for rationing COVID test kits in Taiwan

Taiwan is experiencing another wave of COVID-19, with the daily caseload surpassing 10,000 and weekly positivity rate climbing, indicating a peak yet to come. As countries around the world tackle t...

Taiwan residents to be given quota of 5 COVID test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Omicron cases rapidly ramping up, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 18) announced that it will launch a new home test kit rationing scheme s...

Mariners place OF Mitch Haniger on COVID-19 IL

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Mitch Haniger on the COVID-19 injured list after he reported symptoms and tested positive on Saturday. Seattle manager Scott Se...

Taiwan's FORA announces big price cuts for COVID at-home test kit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The country's largest antigen rapid test producer said Friday (April 15) the cost of a COVID home testing kit will be lowered to NT$170 (US$5.84) by the end of May, fo...

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. ...

Biden to give away 400 million N95 masks starting next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to U.S. residents starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better prot...

White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online. ...

CDC posts rationale for shorter isolation, quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday explained the scientific rationale for shortening its COVID-19 isolation and quarantine recommendations, and clarified that th...

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant?

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant? Yes, but U.S. health officials say early data suggests they may be less sensitive at picking it up. Governmen...

Live updates: Biden near staffer who later tested positive

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Joe Biden had close contact with a staff member who later tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Pr...

After reprieve, NYC is rattled by a stunning virus spike

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a couple of weeks ago, New York City seemed like a relative bright spot in the U.S. coronavirus struggle. Now it's a hot spot, confronting a dizzying spike in cases, scramble for ...

EXPLAINER: What vaccine mandate means for firms and workers

The Biden administration's sweeping new COVID-19 mandate will apply to 84 million workers at mid-size and large companies. President Joe Biden described the rules issued Thursday as...