Taiwan mulls ‘spend NT$1,000, get NT$3,000’ stimulus measure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan’s top policy-making body on Monday (May 25) hinted at plans to implement a spending incentive that will see consumers given NT$3,000 (US$100) for ...

N. Taiwan reports first hantavirus case, night markets on alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Keelung City has been diagnosed with hantavirus, the first case in northern Taiwan this year and the fourth nationwide. The patient, who is in his 40s, is a re...

Taiwan to issue stimulus coupons in both physical and electronic form

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said Monday (May 4) that the stimulus coupons issued by the government to help revive Taiwan's economy will come in b...

58% of Taiwanese will not use coupons issued by government to revive tourism industry: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a Cathay Financial Holdings survey showed that 58 percent of those queried would not want to stay at a hotel solely to obtain a set of coupons valued at NT$...

New Taipei to fine vendors, shoppers for not wearing masks at markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though New Taipei City and Taipei both require vendors and shoppers at public markets to wear masks, the two city governments are not on the same page when it comes t...

Taiwan limits number of visitors at popular places

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New measures to reduce potential exposures to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in often densely populated areas are being rolled out by Taiwan authorities, after crowds flooded ...

US changes course on mask recommendation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As more research supports the idea that wearing a face mask can help prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. has made an about-face on its mask re...

Taiwan CECC’s domestic travel alert amidst holiday prompts complaints

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) issued a national warning on Saturday (April 4) alerting citizens about the crowded condition of 11 attractions acros...

Taiwan's daily production of face masks soon to reach 15 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Monday's (April 6) daily updates on Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Taiwan, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) declared that the island nation is ...

Premier urges social distancing during coronavirus pandemic

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Sunday reminded people of the need to wear masks and maintain proper social distancing when outdoors in accordance with the country's measures to combat the Wuhan c...

Taiwan issues warning against visiting popular beaches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Saturday (April 4) took the unprecedented step of texting a nationwide warning advising people not to travel to the beach res...

Taiwan to give each household four vouchers to counter impact of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Each household could soon find four vouchers, each worth NT$200 (US$6.63), in its mailbox as part of a government campaign to counter the effects of the Wuhan coronavirus ...

Taiwan pledges fund to reduce night markets’ exposure to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An NT$600 million (US$20 million) fund will be set aside to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at traditional markets and night markets in Taiwan. Th...

Massive stimulus of NT$60 billion in works for Taiwan post-coronavirus

In a bid to tackle the potential impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on the domestic economy, the Executive Yuan announced Thursday a NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) bailout plan to help hard-hit...

Taiwan plans NT$2 billion coupon stimulus as coronavirus weakens economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is considering plans to alleviate the financial burden felt by industries due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (20...