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Taiwan’s envoy in US isolating at home after contact with COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy in the United States, Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) is isolating at home after contact with a staff member who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), t...

13,000 in Taiwan's Taoyuan to be quarantined amid hospital cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of cases associated with a hospital cluster in Taoyuan expands and the source of the two latest infections remains a mystery, city officials estimate 13,000 ...

Taiwan president calls on public to adhere to COVID prevention measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 24) called on the public to follow epidemic prevention measures following the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s (MOHW) ex...

Taiwan confirms 1 domestic, 2 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Saturday (Jan. 23) confirmed one new domestic coronavirus transmission from a Taoyuan hospital cluster and two new cases imported from the United States and Unit...

Japanese contemporary artist announces Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara stated on Friday (Jan. 22) that he will come to Taiwan for the launch of his special exhibition. Nara on Friday tweeted, &qu...

Polling booths go to voters in Portugal's pandemic election

MONTIJO, Portugal (AP) — Local councils in Portugal sent out teams Tuesday to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes before a presidential election being ...

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 Taiwanese 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 healt...

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...