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Taiwan reservist tests positive for COVID at military barracks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After one reservist tested positive for COVID-19 at a military camp in Miaoli County, 50 others deemed most at risk were moved back to their home counties for quarantine, ...

South Taiwan base not affected by COVID case: Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The case of an officer at the country’s largest naval base in Kaohsiung City who was infected with COVID-19 after a trip to Keelung will not affect Navy operations, ...

Taiwan mayor to isolate after handing award to COVID-positive police officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung City Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) will isolate for three days after a police officer he had given an award to was confirmed as a COVID-19 case Friday (March 25). Th...

New Taiwan COVID cluster centers on wedding banquet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three of the six new local COVID-19 cases announced Saturday (March 18) were likely infected at a wedding banquet in Chiayi County, the Central Epidemic Command Center sai...

Taiwan reports 1st 'moderate-to-severe' Omicron case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (Feb. 4) reported its first "moderate-to-severe" case of the Omicron variant out of 516 cases. During a press conference on Friday, the Centr...

Ahead of Olympics, abrupt lockdowns loom over Beijing life

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing residents are coping with abrupt local lockdowns and sweeping COVID-19 testing requirements as the Chinese capital seeks to prevent a coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Winter Ol...

China tests 2M in Beijing, lifts COVID lockdown in Xi’an

BEIJING (AP) — A fresh outbreak in Beijing has prompted authorities to test millions and impose new measures two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics, even as Chinese officials on M...

China tests 2M in Beijing, lifts COVID lockdown in Xi’an

BEIJING (AP) — A fresh outbreak in Beijing has prompted authorities to test millions and impose new measures two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics, even as Chinese officials on Monday ...

Taiwan president, vice president prepare to receive COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will receive their third COVID-19 shots Saturday (Jan. 15) morning, according to an announcement by the ...

Taiwan reports 1 local COVID case, Omicron cluster rises to 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 5) announced one local COVID case, bringing the Omicron cluster infection at the Taiwan Taoyuan International...

Taiwan declares end to fears of COVID outbreak at Academia Sinica

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (Dec. 25) that all 483 contacts of a female researcher who was infected at the Academia Sinica have tested negativ...

Coronavirus digest: German health officials urge new travel curbs

Health ministers of Germany's federal states on Saturday called for tougher measures for entry into the country to slow down the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. "Making ent...

Taiwan reports one local COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 16) reported one new local COVID-19 case. Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)...

Two COVID cases linked to Taipei quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another imported COVID case has been reported in the same Taipei quarantine hotel for the second day in a row. On Tuesday (Dec. 14), the Central Epidemic Command Center...

Scientist infected with COVID attended Japanese classes in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apart from visiting shopping malls and restaurants, the Academia Sinica researcher infected by the COVID-19 Delta variant also studied Japanese at a university department ...