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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 to reopen borders to foreign Mandarin students in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that Taiwan will open its borders to Mandarin students without scholarships in March, with about 5,000 students expected to a...

Chen declares Taiwan has community transmission of Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Jan. 7) declared that Taiwan is now undergoing community transmission of the Omicron variant. CECC head Chen Shih-...

Taiwan's 1st-dose COVID vaccination rate reaches 80%, 2nd-dose 69%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 3) announced the country's first-dose COVID vaccination rate had surpassed 80%, while its fully vaccinated r...

COVID cluster infection suspected in Taipei quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is investigating a possible COVID cluster infection involving three cases at a Taipei epidemic prevention hotel, which has been ...

Residents of Taiwan's Kaohsiung on same plane as COVID case to get NT$1,500 daily stipend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung's health department on Wednesday (Dec. 22) announced that returnees who opted for the "7 plus 7" plan will receive a NT$1,500 subsidy for the extra...

COVID confusion: Wrong person rushed to Taipei hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first instance of a non-infected person being confused for a COVID case in Taiwan was reported on Wednesday (Dec. 22). The Taipei City Government Department of Heal...

Taiwan reports Delta cluster infections in 2 hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 17) confirmed Delta variant cluster infections in two hotels in northern Taiwan. CECC head Chen Shih...

Taiwan reports 7 local COVID cases from quarantine hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 17) announced seven local COVID-19 cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said the center had changed seven i...

Taiwan announces 4 strengthened quarantine measures amid Delta cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a Delta cluster infection at a Taoyuan hotel on Thursday (Dec. 16), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it will strengthen four epidem...

Two COVID cases linked to Taipei quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another imported COVID case has been reported in the same Taipei quarantine hotel for the second day in a row. On Tuesday (Dec. 14), the Central Epidemic Command Center...

5 COVID-positive migrant workers spark fears of outbreak in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The positive COVID test results of five foreign crew members after they left quarantine have sparked fears of a new cluster infection in central Taiwan. A community in ...

Guide to Taiwan's shortened hotel quarantine measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Taiwan's shortened hotel quarantine options set to take effect in less than two weeks, Taiwan News has created a diagram to explain the different choices. In o...

Taiwan increases quarantine rooms to 35,500 for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has increased the number of quarantine rooms available for returning overseas Taiwanese during the Lunar New Year to over 35,000. During an inter-ministerial mee...

Bookings for quarantine centers under Taiwan's '7+7' plan start Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 15) announced that bookings for quarantine centers under the "7 plus 7" quarantine scheme will begin o...