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600,000 notified of proximity to COVID-positive tea parlor hostesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 600,000 people on Thursday (May 13) received a text message advising them to monitor themselves for any symptoms of the coronavirus because they live or work near a c...

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...

New Taipei Lions Club COVID cluster infection rises to 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 12) reported the number of cases associated with a Lions Club International chapter in New Taipei cit...

2 women in Taipei tea houses test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 12) reported two local COVID-19 cases and 42 contacts in the heart of Taipei. During a press confe...

Taiwan stock market suffers worst intraday drop in history amid pandemic fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's stock market dropped by well over 1,000 points on Wednesday morning (May 12), setting a new intraday trading record amid comments by the Central Epidemic Comm...

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...

All schools in Taipei, New Taipei closed to public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the recent domestic COVID-19 clusters, all schools in Taipei and New Taipei will be closed to the public to protect the health of their students, faculty, and ...

New Taipei Lions Club chapter president tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former president of a Lions Club International chapter in New Taipei reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday (May 11) and was photographed at a recent event n...

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 ...

Australian COVID-19 travel restrictions challenged in court

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s drastic COVID-19 strategies of preventing its citizens leaving the country and returning from India were challenged in court Thursday. The gove...

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...

The Latest: Sri Lankan police arrest face mask violators

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan police are arresting people who fail to wear face masks and maintain social distancing in public places, as the number of COVID-19 patients rapidly increases due to a n...