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Taiwan’s top COVID official rejects ban on indoor dining despite surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the number of daily local COVID-19 infections rising to record levels, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) rejected the idea of a ba...

Famed restaurant in southern Taiwan suspends indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan continues to surge, a famed restaurant in Tainan City self-imposed an indoor dining ban on Tuesday (April 3). Wu Jian Hao (吳健豪...

Taiwan declares Level 2 rules for Feb. 8-28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Lunar New Year holiday comes to a close and concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant persist, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 7) a...

Taiwan announces Level 2 rules for Jan. 25 - Feb. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a spike in local Omicron cases over the weekend, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 24) announced its rules for the extended Level 2 epidemic ...

Taiwan's restaurants can remove partitions, toasts allowed starting Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 4) announced that it will loosen epidemic prevention regulations for restaurants starting Tuesday (Oct. 5...

Taipei will watch COVID cases for 2 days before making indoor dining decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (Sept. 10) said he will monitor COVID-19 cases over the next two days to determine whether to prohibit indoor dining. Due to a cl...

Taipei's Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ killed by COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A restaurant that had been a fixture in Taipei for seven decades announced on Monday (Aug. 2) that it was going out of business for good after the pandemic inflicted too m...

New Taipei to give small subsidy to restaurants amid self-imposed dining ban extension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) announced on Sunday (July 25) that the city government will give each of the 17,000 restaurants and eateries in the city a subsidy of NT$3...

Taipei, New Taipei maintain ban on indoor dining for a week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the central government announced it was lifting a nationwide ban on indoor dining from Tuesday (July 27), Taipei City and New Taipei City said Friday (July 23) they ...

If Taiwan lowers Level 3 alert, restaurants to follow special guidelines: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the level 3 alert is reduced on July 26, restaurants will be required to set up partitions in dining areas, and customers who get up to use the bathroom, help themselve...

Penghu the only municipality in Taiwan to allow indoor dining from July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outlying county of Penghu will be the only one of Taiwan’s 22 municipalities to allow indoor dining starting July 13, when a slightly relaxed COVID-19 prevention...

Taiwan regions keep ban on indoor dining despite national COVID easing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One by one, local governments announced Friday (July 9) and Saturday (July 10) that they wanted to restrict restaurants to takeout services until July 26 despite a decisio...

Taipei mayor keeps ban on indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City will maintain its ban on indoor dining, despite the loosening of restrictions by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Health Minister and CECC head C...

Taipei to keep ban on indoor dining despite upcoming easing of Level 3

UPDATE 8 p.m.: Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Miaoli, and Keelung have also decided to maintain their ban on indoor dining until at least July 26. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the central go...

Restaurants in Taiwan to resume indoor dining July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 8) announced that the Level 3 alert will be extended to July 26, but restrictions in many sectors wil...