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Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicion arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leavin...

Northern Taiwan hospital fully evacuated amid Covid cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hospital in northern Taiwan that was the site of an Wuhan coronavirus cluster infection of 10 cases on Thursday (Jan. 21) completed evacuation procedures. On Thursday...

Taiwan deploys chemical warfare troops to disinfect Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Soldiers from Taiwan's chemical warfare unit were deployed for a second time this week on a mission to eliminate the Wuhan coronavirus from Taoyuan City. On Tuesday...

Northern Taiwanese city uses AI to manage pedestrian flow at night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The northern Taiwanese city of Keelung has received international recognition for using A.I. technology to manage pedestrian movement at the Miaokou Night Market amid the ...

First severe seasonal flu case in Taiwan not seen until December: CDC

The first case of influenza with severe complications during the current flu season, which begins in October and ends the following March in Taiwan, was not reported until late December, a senior offi...

500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan never counted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) found that nearly 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan were never counted, based on the estimate...

2 Taiwanese fined NT$100,000 for entering 7-Eleven before quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese citizens have been fined NT$100,000 (US$3,500) each for failing to abide by quarantine guidelines by visiting a 7-Eleven before going into quarantine in sout...

Japanese prefecture urges Tokyo to back Taiwan’s WHA bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lawmakers in the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido have passed resolutions that call on Tokyo to enhance its support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Assem...

Taiwan’s stellar COVID response boosts its profile in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Philippines struggles to rein in the pandemic, Taiwan's handling of the coronavirus has given its reputation a boost in the Southeast Asian country. Taiwa...

Chinese vaccine takers must still undergo quarantine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite China's claims of developing vaccines to protect against the Wuhan coronavirus, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said that Taiwanese business people...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's health ministry dog digs new mask rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's strict new mask rules kicked in on Tuesday (Dec. 1), the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted an illustration showing its canine mascot demonstrati...

Taiwan's strict new mask rules kick in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As one of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, Taiwan is implementing strict new mask regulations for eight typ...

Taiwan to fine arrivals without negative COVID-19 test result starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 25) said that all persons arriving in Taiwan without proof of a negative coronavirus test beginning Dec. 1 wi...

Health minister advises overseas Taiwanese to return early for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Thursday (Nov. 19) emphasized that the quarantine period for returning Taiwanese will not be shortened and that citizens who are o...

Masks to be mandatory in Taiwan's bars, nightclubs starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday (Nov....