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Taipei issues Level 2.5 COVID alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (Jan. 28) said that the city has raised the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, as the number of Omicron cases of unknown origin...

No exit from zero-COVID: China struggles to find policy off-ramp

China's "zero-COVID" stance has put it at odds with the rest of the world and is exacting a mounting economic toll, but an exit strategy remains elusive as authorities worry about the ab...

Taipei to launch Level 2.5 alert, details Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the rise of Omicron cluster infections tied to restaurants in northern Taiwan, the Taipei City Government will raise the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, with ...

Taiwan's 10 Omicron transmission chains grow to 381 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 27) announced 21 new COVID cases, bringing the total number of infections tied to its 10 Omicron chai...

10 Omicron transmission chains detected in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) confirmed that there are 10 independent transmission chains of the Omicron variant in Taiwan. During a...

Taiwan still pushing ahead with zero-COVID policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Tuesday (Jan. 25) that Taiwan will stick to its zero COVID policy in an attempt to eliminate Omicron...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble busted, travel alert raised to Level 3 amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau officially burst on Tuesday (Jan. 25) when the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) issued a Level 3 travel alert for Palau du...

Grand Hotel in Taipei reopens after staff tests negative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Grand Hotel in Taipei resumed services on Tuesday (Jan. 25) after all staff members tested negative for COVID-19. The hotel initiated epidemic-prevention protocols ...

Taiwan's TSMC to implement work from home starting Jan. 24 amid Omicron surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯電) on Monday (Jan. 24) announced that employees from certain departments will start ...

Taiwan announces Level 2 rules for Jan. 25 - Feb. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a spike in local Omicron cases over the weekend, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 24) announced its rules for the extended Level 2 epidemic ...

Indonesian workers fined NT$270,000 for leaving Taiwan quarantine for 1 minute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Indonesian migrant workers have been fined a total of NT$270,000 (US$9,700) for stepping out of their quarantine rooms for one minute and their employer has been stuck...

Taiwan vice president's trip to Honduras intended to accomplish 3 goals: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te's (賴清德) trip to Honduras is hoped to accomplish three goals, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday (Jan. 19) in a Facebook post. L...

Arrivals from India, SE Asia must wait at Taiwan airport for PCR results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 19) announced that starting on Thursday (Jan. 20), passengers arriving from India and Southeast Asian countri...

3rd Taiwan Compal Electronics worker tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another employee of the Compal Electronics (仁寶電腦) factory in Taoyuan has tested positive for COVID, bringing the total number of cases at the plant to three. On Sunday ...

Taiwan could raise epidemic alert after GSAT or Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Omicron cases continue to increase, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Tuesday (Jan. 18) said he cannot rule out a Level 3 alert, and ...