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Taiwan's nightclubs, bars require proof of 3rd COVID shot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Sunday (March 27) adult entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars, and karaoke clubs require customers to present proof of a COVID booster shot. After announc...

Taiwan's adult entertainment venues to require vaccination proof for entry on Jan. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 20) announced that employees and customers of Taiwan's adult entertainment venues will be require...

Overnight building blaze in Taiwan raged for hours, 46 dead

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — A building fire that raged out of control for hours overnight in a major city in southern Taiwan left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured, authorities said Thursday....

Vietnam's COVID resurgence prompts strict new lockdowns

Vietnam is stiffening regulations to contain a new spike in COVID cases, after having mostly kept the virus at bay throughout the pandemic. In 2020, Vietnam earned widespread praise for its coronavir...

Topless clubs among businesses that can reopen in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again, under rules accepted Thursday by a state COVID-19 task force. ...

Belgian engineer tests positive for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Belgian engineer has become the focus of fears that 110 days in Taiwan without any local transmissions of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have come to an end. In an ...

Young Taiwanese opting to stay at home in summer, play on smartphones

The majority of young students in Taiwan would rather stay at home during the summer break, and for most of them, playing on their cellphones will be their top form of entertainment, according to a su...