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Taiwan's Taoyuan to test 73,000 migrant workers as Askey cluster rises to 102

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a COVID cluster infection centered on an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City grows to 102 cases, the city is planning to test over 73,000 foreign worker...

COVID cluster infection at Taiwan's Askey swells to 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID cluster infection centered at an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City has grown to 100 cases, including 69 foreign migrant workers. Taoyuan Mayor...

Taiwan takes action to prevent COVID loopholes among migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Saturday (Jan. 22) that measures are being initiated to boost COVID-19 awareness and reduce transmission risk among Taiwan’s mi...

Over 300 foreign workers at Taiwan’s Askey sent to centralized quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 300 migrant workers at Askey Computer Corp.’s plant in Taoyuan will be isolated at centralized centers amid a growing cluster. The Ministry of Labor (MO...

Taiwan reports 60 local COVID cases at Farglory FTZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late on Friday evening (Jan. 21), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that 60 more foreign workers at the Farglory Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Taoyuan City h...

2 foreign workers catch COVID at Tasty, spread to 4 coworkers in northern Taiwan FTZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two migrant workers have tested positive for COVID after dining at the Tasty steak house in Taoyuan City and have transmitted the virus to four of their coworkers from the...

Consultant predicts Taiwan will open borders to Filipinos by April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A consultant and migration expert predicts that Filipino migrant workers can again begin entering Taiwan sometime between March and April. On Nov. 11, Taiwan lifted the...

Philippines urged to fix 'impasse' with Taiwan over entry of Filipino workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A consultant and migration expert is urging Philippine government agencies to resolve the "impasse" with Taiwan authorities over epidemic prevention protocols to...

Taiwan opens borders to Thai workers, eyes Philippines, Vietnam next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (Dec. 30) announced that Taiwan is opening its borders to migrant workers from Thailand and that negotiations are underway with the...

Brexit: Britain asks — was it worth it?

Food shortages, foreign workers leaving and gas stations running empty. Britain certainly had its fair share of setbacks since the Brexit transition period — meant to smooth the UK's departu...

Taiwan alters testing regulations for travelers, migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 27) tightened the window for COVID testing for travelers to two days, while it eliminated the need for ...

Foreigners in Russia outraged by new medical checks

Rarely has there been such outrage among foreigners living in Russia. A legal amendment made public just last week will require foreigners to undergo extensive medical checks. The amendment was approv...

After UAE law change, out-of-wedlock babies still in shadows

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Over a dozen unmarried women huddled in a jail cell south of Dubai last year, locked up for the crime of giving birth, when a guard entered and declared them free....

Undocumented Filipina worker arrested in northern Taiwan after vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for migrant worker was arrested at a vaccination station on Tuesday (Dec. 7), despite promises by the government that it would not arrest foreign workers wh...

Pope Francis meets migrants in Cyprus, offers refuge in Italy

Pope Francis met dozens of migrants who have sought refuge in Cyprus and prayed with them on Friday, the second day of his visit to the Mediterranean island. At a prayer service at the Church of the ...