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Taiwan confirms 16 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 16 local COVID-19 infections and 37 imported cases Wednesday (Feb. 2) but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, according to the Central Epidemic...

Taipei issues Level 2.5 COVID alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (Jan. 28) said that the city has raised the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, as the number of Omicron cases of unknown origin...

Taipei to launch Level 2.5 alert, details Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the rise of Omicron cluster infections tied to restaurants in northern Taiwan, the Taipei City Government will raise the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, with ...

Taiwan's 10 Omicron transmission chains grow to 381 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 27) announced 21 new COVID cases, bringing the total number of infections tied to its 10 Omicron chai...

10 Omicron transmission chains detected in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) confirmed that there are 10 independent transmission chains of the Omicron variant in Taiwan. During a...

Taiwan sees link between COVID outbreak in Kaohsiung and the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Genome sequencing has shown a link between a local COVID-19 cluster centered on the Port of Kaohsiung and an Omicron type prevalent in the Philippines, officials said Satu...

Taiwan confirms 82 new local cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 82 local infections and 48 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Jan. 22), but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, according to the Central Epidemi...

More infections tied to Kaohsiung Harbor recorded in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five new COVID cases tied to an Omicron cluster infection in Kaohsiung Harbor are expected to be announced on Saturday (January 22), while northern Taiwan is gripped by a ...

Taiwan's January Omicron cases 'an appetizer' for February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — January's Omicron cases in Taiwan are just an "appetizer" for February, a health expert predicted on Monday (Jan. 17). As Taiwan's local COVID cases r...

Taiwan home care worker key link in Omicron cluster infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) denied that a residential service worker is a super spreader, she is a key link in a number of chains of transmission o...

'7 + 7' travelers form Omicron cluster in Taipei hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 6) announced that a new Omicron cluster infection has formed at a Taipei quarantine hotel. CECC he...

5th worker at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another cleaning worker at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has tested positive for COVID, bringing the total number of airport personnel infected with the virus to fi...

Taiwan reports 1st local Omicron cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two COVID infections that had been considered imported have been reclassified as local and determined to be caused by the Omicron variant, marking Taiwan's first repor...

Taipei residents urged to get COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is calling upon eligible residents to sign up for a COVID-19 shot as the restart of the vaccination registration system on Monday (Jan. 3) failed to attract interes...

Taipei preschool closed amid possible Delta cluster infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A preschool in Taipei has suspended classes for two days when a parent tested positive for COVID after taking their child to school. Case No. 17,181, a Taiwanese man in...