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390,000 obtain Taiwan’s digital COVID pass during first morning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 390,000 people obtained a digital domestic COVID-19 pass during the first hours of availability, reports said Friday (Jan. 21). While a digital certificate f...

Taiwan's adult entertainment venues to require vaccination proof for entry on Jan. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 20) announced that employees and customers of Taiwan's adult entertainment venues will be require...

Taiwan's domestic COVID pass to launch on Jan. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 20) announced its domestic COVID pass, which will go live on Friday (Jan. 21). After launching a digital CO...

Taiwan announces COVID vaccination requirements for many workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Monday (Dec. 6) that beginning in the new year, all personnel from 24 categories of service facilities w...

Taiwan to reopen hostess clubs, dance halls Nov. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While Taiwan is extending its Level 2 COVID alert until nearly the end of the month, entertainment venues where staff accompany patrons will be allowed to reopen Tuesday (...

Taipei to reopen entertainment venues that meet COVID-19 prevention requirements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Night clubs, saunas, and dance halls without staff dance partners in Taipei may reopen as soon as Tuesday (Nov. 2) if approved, while bars, tea houses, and dance halls wit...

Taiwan's bars, nightclubs to reopen Nov. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 28) announced that although the Level 2 COVID alert will remain in place for two more weeks, bars, nightclubs ...

Taiwan announces relaxed mask rules for Level 2 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 28) announced that although the Level 2 COVID alert will remain in place for two more weeks, mask rules will b...

Taiwan to relax mask policy on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Sunday (Oct. 17) that Level 2 restrictions will be extended until Nov. 1, but beginning Oct. 19 people taking pictu...

Once-thriving Argentine spa draws tourists to ghostly ruins

EPECUEN, Argentina (AP) — Cushioned by a soft silence ruffled only by occasional gusts of wind, tourists walk past rubble and metal shards lying in the streets of what was once the bustling resort of ...

Bar and dance hall industries to protest for right to work in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s bar and dance hall industries were set to stage a protest in the country’s capital on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 6) after not being included in the lis...

Taiwan to relax Level 2 restrictions on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 4) announced that starting Tuesday (Oct. 5), Level 2 epidemic prevention restrictions will be lowered f...

Taiwan loosens COVID restrictions at cinemas, theaters, sports venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that it is lifting epidemic control restrictions on cinemas, theaters, and sports venues, while s...

Taiwan to reopen KTV, MTV, arcades, internet cafes on Oct. 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that it will loosen some epidemic prevention restrictions for trains and indoor gatherin...

Taiwan mulls lowering COVID alert to Level 1 on Oct. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official on Thursday (Sept. 23) said it is increasingly probable that the country will lower its Level 2 epidemic control restrict...