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Taiwan CECC announces new Level 2 rules for Jan. 9-24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a rising number of local Omicron cases, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Jan. 9) announced new stricter measures for the extended Level ...

Taiwan tightens mask rules amid Omicron outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is reimposing mask measures across the country in response to an Omicron outbreak that started at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. On Sunday (Ja...

Mask rule tightened in Taiwan's Taoyuan, airport following Omicron case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced a tightening of mask rules for Taoyuan City and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport after a cleaning worker and h...

Taiwan's Level 2 COVID alert extended to Dec. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 13) announced that the Level 2 COVID alert will be extended to Dec. 27 amid concerns over the spread of...

Pence navigates Trump's shadow during New Hampshire visit

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — It had all the traditional trappings of a day on the presidential campaign trail. There was a fundraiser, time spent schmoozing with local activists, two holiday parties, a spe...

Taiwan CECC recommends recorded mask reminders after deadly assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 22) suggested that convenience store clerks switch to indirect reminders that customers wear masks after a deadl...

Taiwan announces relaxed mask rules for Level 2 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 28) announced that although the Level 2 COVID alert will remain in place for two more weeks, mask rules will b...

Taiwan man punches Hi-Life customer, clerk for asking him to wear mask

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Wednesday (Oct. 20) showing an irate man throwing punches at both a customer and a clerk inside a convenience store in north Taiwan after he was asked to...

Outdoor exercise is mask-free starting today in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Effective on Tuesday (Oct. 19) residents of Taiwan will no longer be required to wear face masks while exercising outdoors, and they will be able to go maskless when takin...

Taiwanese can stop wearing masks when vaccination rate reaches 70%: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), politicians, and disease experts are eyeing a full vaccination rate of 70% as a milestone when epidemic prevention measures, in...

Taiwan to further relax COVID mask rules for sports activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan’s coronavirus task force on Wednesday (Oct. 6) hinted at loosening mask regulations for sports-related activities as the country gradually opens u...

Taiwan to announce loosening of outdoor mask rules on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Oct. 3) will announce details on a loosening of outdoor mask rules. During a press conference on Friday (...

Defiant anti-masker fined in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police chased down a Taipei man who insisted on defying the mask mandate during the nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert, and he will now face a fine, CNA reported. The Ta...

7 beaches in southern Taiwan to close after visitors found flouting mask mandate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven beaches in Kenting National Park in southern Taiwan will be closed from Sunday (May 23) after the park management found that many beachgoers were flouting mask regul...

Maskless Taiwanese will be 'persuaded' before being punished

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Friday (May 21) that city and county governments agree that people not wearing masks in public should first be "p...