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Cluster at Taiwan’s Askey Computer grows to 70

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦), a subsidiary of Taiwanese electronics giant Asus, announced Saturday (Jan. 22) its plant in Taoyuan will shut down for two days amid a fresh C...

Is 'breakthrough infection' a misleading term?

What is a “breakthrough infection?” It is being described during the COVID-19 pandemic as an infection with the virus after being fully vaccinated. What does the virus “break through...

Taiwan acknowledges room to improve in COVID-19 response

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The task force in charge of Taiwan's COVID-19 response has acknowledged that the island could have done better in fighting the disease, after 12 families that lost relatives to t...

Taiwan mulls reopening border to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 29) stated that it is currently assessing the optimal time to reopen borders to migrant workers as well as a req...

Taiwan 1st-dose vaccination rate surpasses 60%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 15) announced the country had reached a first-dose COVID-19 vaccination rate of over 60%, paving the wa...

Taiwan aims to reach 70% 1st-dose vaccination rate by end of October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Wednesday (Oct. 13) that Taiwan needs to administer at least 4.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccin...

Taiwan planning on reopening borders to fully vaccinated migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) on Wednesday (Oct. 13) announced that when a ban on the entry of migrant workers is lifted, those who are fully vaccinat...

Taiwanese can stop wearing masks when vaccination rate reaches 70%: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), politicians, and disease experts are eyeing a full vaccination rate of 70% as a milestone when epidemic prevention measures, in...

Taiwan considers loosening entry ban on migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering relaxing a ban on the entry of migrant workers, which it imposed in May when a major domestic outbreak of COVID-19 began. Due to a surge in COVID-...

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 relax Level 2 restrictions after 1st-dose vaccination rate reaches 60%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Friday (Sept. 24) the country will relax its Level 2 epidemic control restrictions once the first-d...

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...

Taiwan's CECC looking to loosen Level 2 limits on Sept. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CEEC) head indicated on Tuesday (Sept. 14) that the center is considering loosening Level 2 epidemic control restrictions when they ex...

Taiwanese man accused of spreading '50 new COVID cases' rumor posts bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man surnamed Yang (楊) has been accused of spreading false news about Taiwan’s local COVID-19 case count on Wednesday (Sept. 8) morning, causing public panic and af...

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 ...