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Taiwan reports 40,293 local COVID cases, 151 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 40,293 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (June 25), as well as 105 imported cases and 151 deaths, taking the total death tally to more than 6,000, accord...

Taiwan reports 68,118 local COVID cases, 152 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 68,118 local COVID-19 infections, 152 deaths, and 33 imported cases on Saturday (June 4). According to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the ...

Taiwan reports 76,517 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 76,517 local COVID-19 infections Friday (June 3), as well as 142 deaths and 47 imported cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). ...

Taiwan reports 80,835 local COVID cases, record 127 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 80,835 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (May 28) and a record number of 127 deaths, with 46 imported cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Ce...

Shanghai to try to ease 7-week virus lockdown in a few days

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai will try again to reopen in a few days after it has eliminated COVID-19 transmission among the general population as the outbreak in China's largest city subsides, an official ...

COVID: Beijing residents stock up as city braces for new wave

As the lockdown in Shanghai enters its fourth week, China's capital Beijing is also bracing for a potential surge of COVID-19 cases, as authorities roll out a plan to test 90% of the city's 21...

Will China's coronavirus surge force Beijing to rethink 'zero-COVID' strategy?

Chinese authorities are again putting millions of people under strict lockdowns as the omicron variant is driving local transmission of coronavirus cases to levels not seen since the first outbreak in...

China locks down city of 9 million amid new spike in cases

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday ordered a lockdown of the 9 million residents of the northeastern city of Changchun amid a new spike in COVID-19 cases in the area attributed to the highly contagious om...

China's No. 2 leader promises more jobs to support recovery

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government hopes to generate as many as 13 million new jobs this year to help reverse a painful economic slowdown, the country’s No. 2 leader said Friday. Prem...

China fights new COVID-19 spike with more selective approach

BEIJING (AP) — China is tackling a COVID-19 spike with selective lockdowns and other measures that appear to slightly ease its draconian “zero tolerance” strategy. In Hong Kong, whe...

Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they’re disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coron...

Cartoon of the Day: China's Omicron Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swedish cartoonist created this illustration of a COVID particle serving as Team China's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics...

Taiwan reports 17 local COVID cases for 2nd day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Jan. 18) announced 17 local COVID cases, the same number reported Monday (Jan. 17). CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時...

Family of 4 tests positive for COVID in Taiwan's Hsinchu, infection source unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two schools in Hsinchu City have suspended classes after a family of four tested positive for COVID, and the source of their infection is unknown. The Hsinchu City Publ...

Chinese city Xi'an lifts some restrictions after lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Xi’an has gradually begun lifting restrictions after over three weeks of lockdown, as authorities sought to stamp out a local outbreak before the Beijing Winter Olym...