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Masks mandatory for students in Taipei once school begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Students in Taipei’s kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and senior high schools will be required to mask up when the new semester begins on Sept. 1 if the Level ...

Taipei, New Taipei to allow indoor dining from Aug. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced on Monday (Aug. 2) that after a discussion with his Taipei counterpart, both cities have decided to allow indoor dining for est...

Taipei announces guidelines for future indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government on Thursday (July 29) announced guidelines for future indoor dining, CNA reported. During Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing, Taipei Mayor Ko...

The Olympics’ pandemic playbook is put to the test

When I first told my medical colleagues that I would be traveling 14 hours to Tokyo, they looked at me with a bit of surprise, then hesitantly told me simply to "be safe." It is the same rea...

McDonald’s, KFC Taiwan to allow indoor dining from Aug. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — McDonald's and KFC in Taiwan will keep the dine-in ban in place as the fast-food restaurant chains prepare to meet the requirements for such services to resume. Whi...

Taiwan's cap on indoor gatherings rises to 50 on July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) plans to lower epidemic control restrictions to Level 2, limits on indoor gatherings will be raised to fewer...

India: Turning the Bangladeshi border into a political issue

Although people have always crossed from Bangladesh into India, the issue has become a much more central topic since Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014. It was the...

Din Tai Fung branch closes after employee confirmed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Xinsheng branch of the renowned soup dumpling restaurant Din Tai Fung on Sunday (July 18) closed for three days after an employee working in the dining area was confir...

If Taiwan lowers Level 3 alert, restaurants to follow special guidelines: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the level 3 alert is reduced on July 26, restaurants will be required to set up partitions in dining areas, and customers who get up to use the bathroom, help themselve...

Restaurants in Taiwan to resume indoor dining July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 8) announced that the Level 3 alert will be extended to July 26, but restrictions in many sectors wil...

Taiwan's CECC moving towards relaxing Level 3 on July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 6) announced that it is moving towards opening up the Level 3 restrictions if certain conditions are m...

Offices after COVID: Wider hallways, fewer desks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The coronavirus already changed the way we work. Now it’s changing the physical space, too. Many companies are making adjustments to their offices to help ...

Taipei, New Taipei raise COVID restrictions to Level 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After announcing an unprecedented 180 local COVID-19 cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) declared that epidemic restrictions in Taipei and New Taipei will be...

9 guidelines listed for Taipei's Level 3 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the detection of a record-setting 180 coronavirus cases on Saturday (May 15), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that epidemic restriction...

Taiwan eateries in COVID hot spots must follow social distancing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said that restaurants must implement social distancing measures or provide table partitions for patrons. ...