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Singapore confirms first local case of monkeypox infection

SINGAPORE, July 6 (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed its first local case of monkeypox, the health ministry said late on Wednesday. The patient is a 45-year-old male Malaysian national who resides...

Nine contacts under observation after Taiwan's first monkeypox case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has nine people under observation after a student who returned from Germany was diagnosed as Taiwan’s first case of monkeypox, ...

Taiwan reports first case of monkeypox

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man in his 20s who spent the past six months studying in Germany has been identified as Taiwan’s first monkeypox case, the Centers for Disease Control sa...

Mozambique declares polio outbreak linked to Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health authorities in Mozambique declared a polio outbreak Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country’s northeastern Tete province had been paralyzed by the disease. ...

Taiwan surpasses 100,000 total case mark for COVID, vast majority mild

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (April 29) surpassed the 100,000 COVID case mark of combined local and imported cases, a more than fourfold increase from one month ago, but the overwhelm...

Taiwan reports 11,974 local COVID cases, total cases surpass 100,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 11,974 local COVID cases on Friday (April 29), topping 10,000 cases for the second day in a row. CECC head Chen Shi...

Taiwan reports 8,822 local COVID cases, 2 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 8,822 local COVID cases on Wednesday (April 27) and two deaths. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 101 ...

NTU professor calls for shortened quarantine for travelers arriving in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Now that the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced the “3+4” quarantine policy for locals in contact with COVID-19 patients, it should also upda...

COVID cases at Taiwan schools reach 1,930

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The total number of students at schools infected with COVID-19 reached 1,930 Saturday (April 9), according to the Ministry of Education (MOE). As the spread of the COVI...

Taiwan reports first case of Omicron XE variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman who arrived from the Czech Republic on March 18 is the first case of the Omicron XE strain of COVID-19 in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CE...

Taiwan reports 3 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (March. 6) announced 43 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which three are local and 40 imported. The CECC pointed...

'7 + 7' travelers form Omicron cluster in Taipei hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 6) announced that a new Omicron cluster infection has formed at a Taipei quarantine hotel. CECC he...

Taiwan reports 3 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 6) announced three local COVID cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced 40 imported cases in additi...

COVID case imported from Indonesia drove around east Taiwan region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman recently confirmed as a COVID-19 case imported from Indonesia visited popular tourist spots in Hualien County last week, reports said Thursday (Jan. 6). ...

Indonesian worker tests positive for COVID after flying to Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker flew to Penghu County without waiting for the results of his COVID-19 test, which came back positive, potentially exposing 53 people to the vi...