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Taipei landlords caught illegally renting out studios for quarantines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four property owners in Taipei have been slapped with a fine of NT$700,000 (US$25,000) for illegally renting out their studios for quarantine purposes, the city government...

Taiwanese returnee from Guam did not die of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A passenger on a Jan. 11 humanitarian flight from Guam who later died during his quarantine had not been infected by the coronavirus, New Taipei City's health departme...

Chen says outbreak in China 'very serious,' no LNY bubble for Taiwanese execs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has shot down the notion of a Lunar New Year (LNY) bubble for Taiwanese businesspeople returning from China...

Pingtung man fined NT$700,000 for spending Taiwan quarantine in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man has been handed a hefty fine for spending his quarantine away from his home county after returning from China. A male resident of Pingtung County who re...

Taiwan puts health before wealth in COVID battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s successful regime of test and trace for foreign arrivals has been undone somewhat by flight crews flouting quarantine regulations, putting the country at od...

Taiwan’s China Airlines to discipline pilot for playing golf during COVID isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) said Tuesday (Jan. 5) it will take strong action against a co-pilot who violated coronavirus (COVID-19) rules by going out to play golf during his hom...

Taiwan confirms 4 new COVID cases from UK, US, Germany, Eswatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed four new COVID-19 cases Sunday (Jan. 3) imported from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Eswatini, bringing its total number of cases to ...

Israel's virus surveillance tool tests its democratic norms

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — In the early days of the pandemic, a panicked Israel began using a mass surveillance tool on its civilians, tracking people’s cellphones in hopes of stopping the spread of the ...

In new playground Dubai, Israelis find parties, Jewish rites

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a scene that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable. As Emiratis in flowing white robes and headdresses looked on, the Israeli bride and groom were...

Taiwan reports four imported coronavirus cases on Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 25) announced four new cases of coronavirus from Pakistan, Indonesia, the U.S., and the Philippines. ...

Coronavirus-positive Filipina fined NT$10,000 for hotpot with colleagues in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina woman who tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus has been fined NT$10,000 (US$350) for having hot pot on the first day of her self-health monitoring period. ...

Taiwan announces 1st local coronavirus case in 254 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Dec. 22) announced its first local case of the Wuhan coronavirus, breaking one of the longest streaks in th...

Singapore to open borders to Taiwan Dec. 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore will lift travel restrictions on visitors from Taiwan starting next Friday (Dec. 18), exempting them from a two-week quarantine provided they test negative for t...

Taiwanese man contracts Covid in China, despite Beijing's claims of 'zero' cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 13) announced two new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), including one from China, the so...

Taiwan could administer COVID-19 vaccine by Q2 of 2021: minister

People in Taiwan may be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by the second quarter of 2021, slightly earlier than previously anticipated, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Thursday....