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Taiwan's Miaoli relaxes caregiver rules, factory workers still under lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid an uproar over the stay-at-home order imposed on foreign migrant workers in Miaoli County because of COVID-19 infections, officials on Thursday (June 10) announced th...

Video shows migrant workers in Taiwan's Miaoli herded into packs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker has shared video footage showing how their factory now restricts the movements of foreign employees and herds them in groups as they go to and from work. ...

Letter to the Editor: Dormitories or prisons? A look at Taiwan’s foreign labor force during COVID-19

Since the start of the 2021 coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan, officials have been scrambling to protect citizens and foreign residents alike. After close to 18 months of successfully evading any major o...

21 migrant workers in Miaoli questioned by police for venturing out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police questioned 21 migrant workers in Miaoli County for violating a stay-at-home order that has been issued amid cluster infections at four high-tech companies in the co...

202 foreign workers test positive for COVID at 4 tech firms in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of COVID-19 cases associated with four tech companies in northern Taiwan's Miaoli County has risen to 249, including 202 foreign migrant workers, primarily ...

48 migrant workers, 3 Taiwanese test positive for COVID at KYEC chip plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Thursday evening (June 3), 48 foreign migrant workers and three Taiwanese employees had tested positive for COVID-19 at a chip factory in northern Taiwan's Miaol...

8 Vietnamese workers test positive for COVID in New Taipei factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A printing factory in New Taipei is one of two plants in Taiwan where a cluster infection involving foreign migrant workers was reported on Thursday (June 3). At a pres...

27 foreign tea parlor hostesses unaccounted for in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police are currently trying to track down 27 foreign tea parlor hostesses as Taipei struggles with a massive coronavirus outbreak in the district where they had worked. ...

Taipei sets up rapid testing centers, amnesty for undocumented foreigners testing for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a sudden increase in local coronavirus cases, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (May 14) announced four rapid testing centers will be set up in the cit...

Foreign caregivers in Taiwan work 10.5 hours per day, earn less than NT$20,000 a month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) released the results of a survey that revealed foreign caregivers in Taiwan work an average of 10.5 hours per day, but mak...

The Latest: Thailand ups restrictions amid virus outbreak

BANGKOK — Thailand's government says it is tightening restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus as the country logged another 527 new cases. Officials said Tuesday...

Police nab 12 undocumented workers in W. Taiwan's ASEAN Plaza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During patrols of ASEAN Plaza over the weekend in western Taiwan's Taichung City, police apprehended 12 Indonesian and Vietnamese unaccounted for workers. Situated ...

Taiwan refutes Philippine claim that China has say in OFW's fate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (April 29) rejected a Philippine official's claims that China has any say over the fate of a Filipina care...

Migrant caregivers, domestic workers in Taiwan subject to centralized quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (March 27) announced it is adjusting its quarantine policy regarding foreign migrant workers as part of its efforts to stem the coronavirus. According ...

Over 300 ticketed for ignoring e-bike helmet law in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 300 people have been ticketed for not wearing helmets while riding e-bikes in New Taipei City since new traffic laws kicked in on Tuesday (Oct. 1). Starting on Oct...