Taipei deputy mayor: Smart city innovations will make post-pandemic life easier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cities around the world strive to return to normal amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Taiwanese capital has held a 10,000-person concert in addition to several...

Coronavirus hits Taiwan office in France for 3rd time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the third time this year, staff at Taiwan’s representative office in Paris tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Taiwanese woman dies in quarantine after returning from Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman who recently returned from Shanghai was found dead at home on Monday (Sept. 21) during her quarantine. The woman, who was a resident of Kaohsiung'...

CNN lauds Taiwan's healthcare system for defeating coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria on Sunday (Sept. 13) praised Taiwan for its extraordinary handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and suggested that its universal healt...

New Taipei company owner fined NT$1 million for quarantine violation

The owner of a New Taipei-based company that specializes in educational materials has been fined NT$1 million (US$34,161) for breaking his home quarantine restriction, the New Taipei Department of Hea...

Taiwan reports new imported coronavirus case from Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 10) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from Indonesia. During a spec...

Shanghai reports 3rd coronavirus case imported from Taiwan in 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai reported on Sunday (Aug. 30) that a Taiwanese national had tested positive for COVID-19 two days after arriving from Taiwan, marking the third infection likely im...

NTU study finds antibodies in 4 people in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The organizers of the mass testing for Wuhan coronavirus antibodies carried out on 10,000 residents of central Taiwan on Thursday (Aug. 27) announced that four high-risk i...

NTU to announce antibody test results of 10,000 Taiwanese Aug. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The organizers of the mass testing for Wuhan coronavirus antibodies carried out on 10,000 residents of western Taiwan will finally announce the results on Thursday (Aug. 2...

NTU, Changhua balk at posting antibody test results of 10,000 Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The announcement of the results of mass testing for Wuhan coronavirus antibodies originally slated to be announced Tuesday (Aug. 25) has been suddenly scrapped. Since J...

Singapore shortens quarantine period for arrivals from Taiwan to 7 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore will shorten the quarantine period from 14 to 7 days for individuals arriving from Taiwan and five other low-risk countries and regions. During a virtual pres...

Central Taiwan health chief investigated over proactive COVID-19 screenings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Changhua County Public Health Bureau is under investigation for conducting proactive screenings for COVID-19 after an asymptomatic teenager tested positive while in ho...

Taiwanese quarantine buster caught in KTV bar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man from western Taiwan is facing a fine of up to NT$1 million (US$34,000) after he was found to have skipped out on his quarantine to sing in a KTV bar on Sunday (Aug. ...

Non-designated hotels found accepting 697 quarantined guests in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) said Monday (Aug. 17) that 38 non-designated hotels in the city have accepted guests who are under the 14-day quarantine requirement...

Dutch government plans to tighten virus quarantine measures

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch health minister said Tuesday he plans to introduce mandatory home quarantine for people identified by local authorities as having been in close contact with som...