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Taiwan reports 5th mutant UK Covid case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 7) announced that it has detected one more case of the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the UK. The...

Taiwan reports 2 more cases of mutant UK Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 6) announced that it has detected two more cases of the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the U.K. ...

Japan considers extending travel ban to business visitors from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Japan prepares to declare a state of emergency in the Tokyo area amid a worsening coronavirus crisis, the government is also considering a general ban on foreign nation...

Taiwanese scientists develop decoy antibody to fight COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese scientists have developed a decoy antibody that can prevent infection by the Wuhan coronavirus by blocking it from entering human cells. On Nov. 30, scientist...

106 Taiwan arrivals with UK travel history test negative for COVID-19

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday (Jan. 1) that of the passengers with a recent travel history to the United Kingdom, 106 had so far tested negative for COVID-19 upon com...

627,000 fewer passengers on Taipei MRT for New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system saw 627,000 fewer passengers than the 3.2 million registered for the 2020 New Year countdown celebrations due to the coronav...

30 people self-monitoring for COVID near Taipei New Year concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a report that five people supposedly self-monitoring their health for COVID-19 attended a rock concert in Taoyuan, Taipei City Government announced Friday (Jan. ...

Taiwan reports 2nd case of mutant UK Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on New Year's Eve reported two new imported coronavirus cases and its second imported case of the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the UK. The new strain, ide...

Taiwanese researchers say continual mutation of coronavirus 'inevitable'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top academic research institution has warned that continued mutation of the coronavirus is "inevitable." Researchers from Academia Sinica analyze...

6 Taiwan cities close off New Year's Eve festivities to crowds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With fears of a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus and its latest mutant strain from the UK reaching a fever pitch, multiple cities and counties across Taiwan are moving ...

Taiwan reports 1st case of mutant UK Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Wednesday (Dec. 30) reported its first imported case of the new mutant coronavirus strain from the U.K. The new strain, identified as B.1.1.7, is up to 70 per...

Taiwan to halt flights to UK in January amid mutant Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's two major airlines will cease all flights to the U.K. beginning in January as a new strain of the Wuhan coronavirus rages in that country. A new strain of ...

3 passengers from UK flight to Taiwan test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three out of Taiwan's eight newly reported imported Wuhan coronavirus cases are from the first flight to arrive in the country from the U.K. since the emergence of a n...

5 passengers on flight from UK arrive in Taiwan with fever, symptoms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five passengers on the first flight to arrive in Taiwan from the U.K. since the emergence of a new mutant strain of the Wuhan coronavirus are the focus of concern, as four...

Taiwan prepares for first flight from UK since emergence of mutant coronavirus strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A China Airlines (CAL) plane carrying 120 passengers will on Sunday (Dec. 27) be the first flight to arrive from the United Kingdom following the emergence of a new mutant...