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CECC receives guidelines from Taiwan Tourism Bureau on opening borders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Aug. 19) asked for a timetable for Taiwan to open up to tourists, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) refused to commi...

49ers-Vikings practice: Cousins is back; Lance is back home

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — This absence for Kirk Cousins was far more convenient for him and the Minnesota Vikings. After catching COVID-19 and staying home for five days in line with the c...

Carroll laments lost chance for Lock, Seahawks due to COVID

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday the team had no indication quarterback Drew Lock had COVID-19 symptoms until the end of practice a day earlier and lamented the ...

Why China's economy is in trouble and what it means for you

As growth in major global economies slows as a result of high inflation, exacerbated by the Ukraine war, many economists are hoping that China will again come to the world's rescue. But this is n...

NFL looks like old self entering 3rd season in COVID-19 era

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has been seen jogging on the field with his daughter after practice. Green Bay Packers are once again borrowing kids' bicycles for rides to practice. Fans are rub...

Three migrants’ plans to work in Taiwan dashed by ham rolls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three foreigners entering Taiwan for the first time in order to work here were turned back after the country’s animal and plant quarantine authority seized ham from ...

Video shows Ikea shoppers in China flee sudden COVID lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced over the weekend showing shoppers at an Ikea in Shanghai frantically trying to flee to the exits when word broke that a flash COVID lockdown would be launch...

Service Robotics Market Industry Growth Statistics, Gross Margins and Forecast Research Report 2021-2027

The global service robotics market was valued US$ 20.4 Billion in 2020 and is expected to show significant growth during the forecast period. Service robots have witnessed widespread acceptance among ...

Defense secretary Austin positive for COVID for second time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing mild symptoms and will quarantine at home. It's the second time Austin has gotten the ...

Taiwan ends pre-entry PCR rule for all arrivals Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Aug. 15) ended its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for all inbound passengers. ...

Taiwan to ease 4-day self-monitoring rule on Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday announced that it will allow arriving passengers to spend their four days of self-health monitoring in their homes und...

9 Taiwanese rescued from Cambodian human trafficking ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine Taiwanese victims of a human trafficking operation in Cambodia arrived safely in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 14). The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), in conjunctio...

Guardians' Karinchak on restricted list for games in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians put unvaccinated right-hander James Karinchak on the restricted list before Friday night's game at Toronto and selected righty Peyton Battenfield from Triple-A C...

Hong Kong population shrinks for 2nd year under virus curbs

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government says its population has shrunk for a second year as anti-virus controls hampered the inflow of new workers and births declined, but it made no mention of an exo...

U.S. CDC no longer recommends students quarantine for COVID-19 exposure

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will no longer recommend quarantines or test-to-stay programs at schools or daycare centers for people exposed to COVID-19, the agency said in updat...