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Taiwan announces more details on 'strolling,' scooter mask rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (July 20) provided more clarification on the new mask regulations. During a press conference that after...

Abrams tries to flip script on guns and crime in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — As Republicans nationwide gear up to attack Democrats with tough-on-crime platforms this fall, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is making guns a central focus of her race for governor, se...

Taiwan ends vaccine mandate for tour groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tourism Bureau on Monday (June 20) announced that it is ending the requirement that domestic tour group participants receive three doses of COVID vaccines and...

Salvadoran women jailed for abortion warn US of total ban

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was nine months pregnant when she felt extreme pain in her back. She called 911 seven times before fainting in a bathroom in a pool of blood...

Migrant workers arriving in Taiwan can now skip 7-day self-health management

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (May 26) announced that arriving migrant workers will from Friday (May 27) no longer have to undergo seven days of self-health mana...

Recovered COVID cases in Taiwan can avoid contact quarantine for 3 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that people who have contracted COVID in Taiwan do not to be listed as contacts of cases for three months and can ...

Shanghai disinfects homes, closes all subways in COVID fight

Teams in white protective suits are entering the homes of coronavirus-infected people to spray disinfectant as Shanghai tries to root out an omicron outbreak under China's strict “zero-COVID...

Taiwan likely to end outdoor mask rule in July: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 9) indicated that there is a high probability the center will discontinue Taiwan's outdoor mask m...

Taiwan eyes end to home isolation for COVID contacts in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) predicts that COVID cases in Taiwan will peak in May and plans to end home isolation for fully vaccinated and boosted contacts o...

Taiwan ends test requirement for 3rd day of '3+4' isolation plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (April 26) announced that it will stop requiring contacts of COVID cases to take a rapid antigen test on the third da...

Taiwan approves '3+4' plan for COVID contact home isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local officials on Monday (April 25) gave the green light to a new plan that will enable contacts of COVID cases to leave home isolation on the third day if they test nega...

Taiwan to launch '3+4' plan for COVID contact home isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Sunday (April 24) approved a new plan by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) that will enable contacts of COVID cases to leave home isolatio...

Mild COVID cases in Taiwan can leave quarantine as early as 4th day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday (April 18) that people with mild COVID symptoms can end isolation as soon as four days after the onset of sympt...

Taiwan looking to open borders in July based on infection rate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday (April 18) he expects Taiwan to open its borders to travelers from countries with similar inf...

Taiwan narrows contact tracing to reduce quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (April 7) announced that it will narrow the scope of contact tracing to reduce the number of people undergoing quara...