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102 Vietnamese workers violate indoor crowd limit in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police found over 100 Vietnamese migrant workers gathered in a restaurant in Taoyuan on Sunday (Sept. 12), a violation of the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) ...

Taipei bans barbecue at riverside parks during Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Monday (Sept. 13) announced that barbecues will be banned at riverside parks during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Amid fears that a kindergarten cluster in...

New Taipei strengthens Level 2 restrictions amid suspected delta spike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news of a suspected delta variant cluster infection at a kindergarten, New Taipei City on Monday (Sept. 6) announced that Level 2 restrictions in the city w...

Taiwan CECC announces new Level 2 rules for Sept. 7-20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 6) announced that Level 2 restrictions will be extended across the country to Sept. 20. Health Minister and ...

New Taipei, Yilan, Taitung continue ban on surfing, scuba diving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that water sports such as scuba diving and surfing would be allowed starting July 27, New Taipei and the coun...

Taiwan permits surfing, scuba diving, but no swimming starting July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) loosening of restrictions next week, water sports such as scuba diving and surfing will be allowed, but swimmin...

Taiwan's CECC releases Level 2 guidelines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has provided details of new guidelines for businesses and venues that will open up, and industries that will remain clo...

Taiwan's cap on indoor gatherings rises to 50 on July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) plans to lower epidemic control restrictions to Level 2, limits on indoor gatherings will be raised to fewer...

Taiwan to lower restrictions to Level 2 on July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Friday morning (July 23) announced the country will lower its Level 3 epidemic control restrictions to Level 2 on July 27, and the Central Epidemic...

CECC will decide within 2 days whether to relax indoor/outdoor gathering limits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (July 21) said that an announcement will be made within the next two day...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in I...

Taiwan cops bust funeral for having too many mourners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police over the weekend issued steep fines to nearly a dozen family members attending a funeral for exceeding crowd limits set by the Level 3 epidemic prevention measures,...

Indiana governor lifting statewide mask mandate in 2 weeks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor announced Tuesday he would lift the statewide mask mandate and remaining COVID-19 business restrictions in two weeks. Republican Gov. Eric Holc...

California Gov. Newsom lays ground for fight against recall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing alone in center field of an empty Dodger Stadium, California Gov. Gavin Newsom cast himself as a bold if imperfect leader and his state as on the cusp of a new day. ...

Experts warn against COVID-19 variants as states reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — As states lift mask rules and ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of falling case numbers, public health officials say authorities are overlooking potentially...