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Taiwan poised to relax mask distribution and export restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan may soon ease restrictions it imposed on the purchase and export of masks as the country increases its mask manufacturing capacity to ensure domestic demand is met....

Key steps taken by Taiwan's CECC over past 100 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (April 28) marked the 100th day since Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) was activated and what follows is a look back at important dates and acti...

European lawmakers issue joint letter calling for Taiwan's inclusion in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German Green Party lawmaker Reinhard Butikofer on Thursday (April 23) invited Taiwanese Representative to the European Union (EU) Tseng Ho-jen (曾厚仁) to a virtual meeting t...

Masks can be ordered at Taiwan convenience stores starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's latest variant on its face mask rationing system, which enables health insurance cardholders to pre-order masks at convenience stores, got underway on Wednesd...

Tsai explains how Taiwan fought off coronavirus in Time Magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is featured in the latest issue of Time Magazine explaining how the country was able to prevent a major outbreak of the Wuhan corona...

Japan Nobel laureate says follow Taiwan in coronavirus battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Honjo Tasuku said Monday (April 13) the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had proven to be one of the biggest calamities i...

Taiwan parents report difficulty finding masks for small children

Parents in Taiwan have been complaining about the problem of finding surgical masks in the right size for their children, under the government's mask rationing program, and have brought the issue ...

Taipei launches ID-based mask vending machines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei rolled out ID-based mask vending machines on Saturday (April 11) in a bid to reduce the hassle of purchasing the much sought-after protective gear amid the coronavi...

Taiwan's online mask rationing adds new pick-up locations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fourth round of Taiwan's online mask rationing system starts Wednesday (April 8) as citizens are now able to pick up their orders at PX Mart (全聯) and Simple Mart (...

Taipei mayor dissatisfied with new mask rationing measure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s new face mask rationing measure is set to take effect Thursday (April 9), which allows an adult to buy nine masks within every 14-day period, Taipei Mayo...

Taiwan citizens allowed to mail masks to overseas relatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday (March 30) that citizens will be allowed to mail surgical masks to their first and second-degree relatives ...

Taiwan's eMask Ordering System now available in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second version of Taiwan's new mask-rationing website launched on Wednesday (March 25) with an English option. Individuals can place pre-orders for surgical mas...

2nd round of Taiwan's online mask-rationing system begins March 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second round of an online mask-rationing system starts Wednesday (March 25) as Taiwan seeks to distribute the much sought-after protective gear more efficiently amid t...

Taiwan soon to reach 13 million masks daily, N95 respirators in works

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is on track to reach its goal of producing 13 million surgical masks per day by April, and the next step is to ramp up production of N95 respirators. During a pr...

Foreign visitors to Taiwan can soon purchase 3 masks for NT$50

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that foreign arrivals in the country wi...