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Some Chinese companies suspend production in Zhejiang on virus outbreak

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - More than a dozen Chinese listed companies have said they had suspended production in coronavirus-hit parts of China's eastern Zhejiang province in response to local governmen...

Taiwan health minister warns of COVID risk at traditional markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Saturday (May 29) once again urged members of the public to stay at home following a spike in local COVID-19 infections reported a...

Taipei private school fined for holding physical graduation ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Kuei Shan School on Saturday (May 29) broke the country's COVID-19 restrictions by holding a physical graduation ceremony of more than 30 people and refused to ...

Insurance company donates NT$50 million to Taiwan's COVID fight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shin Kong Financial Holding Co. will donate NT$50 million (US$1.81 million) to city governments and hospitals in northern Taiwan to fight the local COVID-19 outbreak that ...

Taiwan National Security Bureau employee diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB), Taiwan's principal intelligence agency, on Friday (May 28) confirmed that an employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but said the...

Taiwan grants visa extension to foreigners stranded by COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced Friday (May 28) that it will provide another 30-day extension to foreigners stranded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wi...

Taiwan legislator says former aide one of Thursday's COVID deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) of the Democratic Progressive Party has confirmed that a former aide was among the 13 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country on Th...

Half of Taiwanese willing to receive COVID vaccines regardless of manufacturers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly half of Taiwanese have shown willingness to receive globally certified COVID-19 vaccines regardless of their manufacturers, according to a recent survey. The pol...

Assistant of Taipei city councilor diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An assistant of Taipei City Councilor Sabrina Lim (林亮君) was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday morning (May 24), while two other people in her office also received positive...

MRT ridership in Kaohsiung drops sharply amid Taiwan's COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ridership on the Kaohsiung Metro has declined sharply in recent weeks due to a surge in local COVID-19 infections and an increase in the number of people switching to remo...

302,000 Taiwanese have received at least 1 dose of COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 300,000 adults in Taiwan have received at least their first COVID-19 shot as of Tuesday (May 25). In light of the local COVID-19 outbreak, the daily number of...

BNP Paribas in Taipei 101 says employee has COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French banking group BNP Paribas confirmed Monday (May 24) that an employee at its office in Taipei 101 has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently receiving treatme...

Foxconn initiates remote working for employees in Taipei, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has initiated remote working for its employees in Taipei and New Taipei in response to the increasing local COVID-19 infections ...

Taiwan reports 290 new COVID cases, 170 retroactively added

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 23) reported a total of 287 local COVID-19 cases, six deaths, three imported cases, as well as 170 retroa...

TSMC to donate 'contactless' COVID testing stations across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will donate eight "contactless" rapid COVID-19 testing stations across the country to help speed up the COVID-19 scr...