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172 tea parlors, hostess bars in Taipei's Wanhua closed for disinfection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 172 tea parlors and hostess bars have been closed for disinfection after a link was found between tea parlors in Taipei's red-light district and a cluster i...

New Taipei, Yilan clusters have same DNA as Novotel cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Thursday (May 13) that DNA samples from the new coronavirus clusters detected in New Taipei and Yilan are an exact mat...

Taiwan could soon raise epidemic warning to Level 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Wednesday morning stated that Taiwan could soon raise its epidemic warning to Level 3 repeating that the epidem...

Taipei shuts down public gatherings amid community transmission in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a declaration of community transmission by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Taipei City announced on Tuesday (May 11) that it will be canceling all events ...

Chen declares Taiwan has community transmission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a press conference on Tuesday (May 11), the Minister of Health and Welfare and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced that with the outbreak of five local cases ...

Taiwan heightens COVID alert after cluster infections reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has heightened its COVID-19 alert to the second level after several domestic transmissions with unknown sources were ...

CECC head says 2 weeks key to averting community transmission amid Taiwan clusters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a radio talk show interview on Monday (May 3), the Minister of Health and Welfare and CECC Head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) warned that Taiwan is on the "verge of co...

South Korea extends coronavirus distancing curbs as daily case count hits month high

South Korea said on Friday (March 26) it will extend its coronavirus distancing rules, which include an outside dining curfew and ban on gatherings of five or more people, for two weeks as its daily n...

Taiwan eases restrictions on business travelers from Vietnam, Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 24) announced it will move Vietnam and Singapore to its list of low-risk countries, meaning busines...

Taiwan to expand 'one person per residence' quarantine rule from March 1

The "one person per residence" rule currently applicable to all arrivals in Taiwan since mid-January will be expanded to include those who need to undergo self-isolation after having contact...

Taiwan mulls establishing dedicated pandemic hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering building a dedicated pandemic hospital in the wake of the Taoyuan hospital cluster outbreak that has made national headlines over the past month. ...

Hospital in northern Taiwan to carry out mass 'COVID elimination'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The epicenter of Taiwan’s latest cluster outbreak at the Taoyuan General Hospital will undergo a massive “COVID-19 elimination” aimed at clearing the hos...

Lunar New Year shuttle buses in Taiwan's Taroko to operate as usual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park’s free shuttle bus service during the Lunar New Year will be brought back this year from Feb. 13-15 despite concerns of a COVID-19 resurgence. ...

Taiwanese doctor blasts witch-hunt amid hospital COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese doctor has cautioned against engaging in a witch-hunt and piling blame on medical staff after a hospital in northern Taiwan reported domestic COVID-19 cases. ...

The Latest: India confirms UK variant in 6 recent returnees

NEW DELHI — India has found six people who returned from the United Kingdom in recent weeks infected with a new variant of the coronavirus. The health ministry in a statement on Tues...