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Taiwan Foxconn tycoon's home PCR device to detect monkeypox

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fears over the spread of monkeypox in Taiwan have prompted Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) to recalibrate his home PCR test machine to test for the disease. On Friday (...

Taiwan shortens COVID quarantine to 3 days for all arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All travelers arriving in Taiwan will only have to spend three days in quarantine and four days of self-health monitoring beginning June 15, the government announced Satur...

Free COVID home-test kits to arrive at Taiwan schools next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free packages of four COVID-19 home-test kits each will be sent out to schools early next week, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Friday (June 3). The new measure fo...

Kids under 6 eligible for free rapid COVID tests in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Families with kids aged 0 to 6 will be eligible for five free at-home COVID-19 test kits from June 1, the health authorities announced Friday (May 27). Children born on or...

Taiwan mobilizes 190 clinics to provide COVID PCR tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Friday (May 6) that 190 clinics would provide PCR testing to the public. Taiwan on Friday reported a single-day r...

Rationale for rationing COVID test kits in Taiwan

Taiwan is experiencing another wave of COVID-19, with the daily caseload surpassing 10,000 and weekly positivity rate climbing, indicating a peak yet to come. As countries around the world tackle t...

200,000 of Taiwan's rationed COVID test kits sold in 4 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consumers snapped up nearly 200,000 government-rationed COVID test kits within four hours on the first day of the new rationing scheme. Taiwan's new rationing syste...

Rush for rationed COVID tests crashes Taiwan's health insurance system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rush to stock up on home COVID test kits on the first day of a new rationing scheme crashed Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) system on Thursday (April 28). ...

Taiwan ends test requirement for 3rd day of '3+4' isolation plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (April 26) announced that it will stop requiring contacts of COVID cases to take a rapid antigen test on the third da...

Taiwanese urged not to hoard COVID rapid test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It's unnecessary to hoard COVID-19 rapid test kits as stocks are being replenished by local producers as well as imports, according to government officials. The ris...

Home care program kicks in as Taiwan surpasses 1,500 daily cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As stated earlier this month, Taiwan will allow people with mild symptoms to isolate at home because daily COVID cases surpassed the 1,500 case milestone on Tuesday (April...

Taiwan residents to be given quota of 5 COVID test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Omicron cases rapidly ramping up, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 18) announced that it will launch a new home test kit rationing scheme s...

Taiwan's FORA announces big price cuts for COVID at-home test kit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The country's largest antigen rapid test producer said Friday (April 15) the cost of a COVID home testing kit will be lowered to NT$170 (US$5.84) by the end of May, fo...

Experts worry about how US will see next COVID surge coming

NEW YORK (AP) — As coronavirus infections rise in some parts of the world, experts are watching for a potential new COVID-19 surge in the U.S. — and wondering how long it will take to detect. ...

California adopts nation's 1st 'endemic' virus policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California became the first state to formally shift to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus with Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement Thursday of a plan that emphasizes preve...