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Paddling and spa pools, public showers, reopen with restrictions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Wednesday (Sept. 1), paddling pools, spa pools, and public showers have reopened under certain conditions, according to an announcement from the Sports Administratio...

Taiwan’s non-manufacturing index rises two months in row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fact that Taiwan’s non-manufacturing index (NMI) has gained ground for two months in a row showed that the economy has been going through a revival, a leading ec...

Taiwan mulls preconditions for lowering COVID alert level

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With no new local COVID-19 infections reported on two days this week, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday (Aug. 27) that continued containment and a hig...

New Taipei to keep partitions requirement for families dining at restaurants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government will require partitions and socially distanced seating for family members dining out together even though the central government is lifting ...

Carrefour Tianmu in Taipei closes for disinfection after COVID case visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Carrefour Tianmu closed on Wednesday (Aug. 18) for disinfection after a COVID-19 case was confirmed to have visited the supermarket in Taipei. Disinfection was carried ...

Taiwan's Penghu lifts more restrictions on indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consistent with his liberal approach towards COVID-19 restrictions, Penghu County Commissioner Lai Feng-wei (賴峰偉) announced on Monday (Aug. 16) that several COVID-19 rules...

Taiwan to expand COVID stimulus vouchers to cover food delivery platforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's plan to issue “Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers” to boost consumption in the COVID-19 era will be expanded to include food delivery platforms, ...

Taiwan CECC announces new Level 2 rules for Aug. 10-23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Aug. 9) announced the details of how Level 2 epidemic control restrictions will be extended on Tuesday. H...

France, Italy see mass protests against COVID health pass

Protesters took to the streets in France and Italy on Saturday in opposition to COVID rules that they say infringe on their civil liberties but which officials argue are needed to curb the coronavirus...

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...

Taipei beef noodle restaurant, Mongolian barbecue shut down as indoor dining resumes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the day indoor dining was allowed to resume in the Taipei area, two landmark restaurants, Jianhong Beef Noodles and Genghis Khan Mongolian Barbecue, shut down for good,...

Guidelines announced for convenience store dining in Taipei, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indoor dining resumed at convenience stores in Taipei and New Taipei City on Tuesday (Aug. 3) after having been suspended since Level 3 restrictions were implemented in Ma...

Indoor dining begins in Taipei, New Taipei, Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Restaurants in Taipei, New Taipei City, and Yilan on Tuesday (Aug. 3) opened for indoor dining for the first time since Level 3 restrictions were imposed in May. On Mon...

Taiwan reviewing what COVID restrictions to keep after Aug. 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than one week after the epidemic alert was lowered to Level 2, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Sunday (Aug. 2) that the cent...

Taipei, New Taipei to allow indoor dining from Aug. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced on Monday (Aug. 2) that after a discussion with his Taipei counterpart, both cities have decided to allow indoor dining for est...