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Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday gave clear backing to legislation that introduced a system with special COVID-19 certificates under which only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested...

Cases soar but Swiss eschew lockdown as COVID law vote looms

GENEVA (AP) — Like many others in Europe, Switzerland is facing a steep rise in coronavirus cases. But its federal government, unlike others, hasn’t responded with new restrictive measures. Analysts s...

Taiwan lawmaker 'very worried' about COVID cases coming from China over LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese lawmaker on Wednesday (Nov. 3) expressed concerns that the loosened quarantine protocol for Lunar New Year should be reconsidered for Taiwanese returning from ...

Nevada among last states to add rapid tests to virus tally

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada this week became one of the last states to publicly report rapid antigen tests as part of its coronavirus tallies — a move that experts said could provide a fuller pict...

COVID: Will India see a third wave in winter?

India has seen a significant dip in its coronavirus caseload over the past few weeks. However, health care workers and policymakers are warning of a possible third wave during the winter months. As o...

China's Fujian Province reports 64 cases in new Delta COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Sunday (Sept. 12) reported that a new cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 has swollen to 64 cases in Fujian Province. Local Chinese healt...

Taiwanese man accused of spreading '50 new COVID cases' rumor posts bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man surnamed Yang (楊) has been accused of spreading false news about Taiwan’s local COVID-19 case count on Wednesday (Sept. 8) morning, causing public panic and af...

Expert recommends antibody tests for parents in New Taipei kindergarten COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an interview on Tuesday morning (Sept. 7), National Taiwan University (NTUCH) Superintendent Huang Li-min (黃立民) said identifying people carrying antibodies but no v...

Delta case imported to Taiwan from China points to cluster in Fujian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An imported COVID case announced on Friday (Aug. 20) confirms earlier reports of an under-reported cluster infection of the delta variant in China's Fujian Province. ...

Taiwan reports lowest case count in 102 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Aug. 19) announced only one local COVID-19 case, the lowest number reported in one day since May 9. Health Minis...

Taiwan reports 2 local COVID cases, no deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Aug. 15) announced nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which two were local and seven imported, marking the lowe...

New Taipei reports zero COVID cases for 1st time in 96 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Friday (Aug. 13) reported zero COVID-19 cases for the first time in 96 days. New Taipei was at the heart of a massive surge in local COVID cases in m...

Taiwan reports 4 local COVID cases, 14 imported infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Aug. 13) reported four new local COVID-19 cases, matching the case count seen on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. Hea...

Taiwan reports 4 local COVID cases, 1 death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Aug. 12) reported four new local COVID-19 cases, matching the case count seen on Sunday and Monday. Health Minis...

Taiwan reports lowest case count since May 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Aug. 10) reported only three local COVID-19 cases, the lowest number of cases reported in one day since May 9. He...