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Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...

Arrivals from Brazil to Taiwan to be government-quarantined due to new variant

Taiwan will launch new quarantine rules for travelers from Brazil starting this week in response to arrivals from the country who have been confirmed with a new, seemingly more transmissible version o...

Health workers in virus-hit Myanmar start anti-coup protests

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Medical workers across Myanmar began a civil disobedience protest against Monday's coup, wearing red ribbons and declaring they won't work for the new military government. ...

Beijing mulls anal swabs as COVID cases surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities are weighing the possibility of administering anal swab tests on Beijing residents as they experience a fresh outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus. Aft...

Taiwan’s 1,500 extra quarantine rooms fully booked ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese living overseas prepare to return home for the Lunar New Year, 1,500 extra rooms earmarked for their quarantines were fully booked within the past five days, ...

CECC refutes comparisons of Taiwan quarantine centers to prison cells

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Saturday (Jan. 9) released photos of the new quarantine centers for overseas arrivals to refute rumors comparing the faciliti...

2,000 new quarantine centers to be available in Taiwan for US$70 per day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday announced that on Jan. 15 it will be opening up to 2,000 new quarantine centers to accommodate the influx of people...

The Latest: Thailand to expand virus testing at factories

BANGKOK — Authorities in Thailand say they plan to expand coronavirus testing to thousands of factories in a province near Bangkok as they reported 365 new cases around the country and one new death. ...

Taiwan 'best at early action' on coronavirus: Former American CDC chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The former chief of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has commended Taiwan for having the most expeditious response to the pandemic. In an article published by...

The Latest: Thailand ups restrictions amid virus outbreak

BANGKOK — Thailand's government says it is tightening restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus as the country logged another 527 new cases. Officials said Tuesday...

Thai tourist city of Pattaya placed under COVID-19 lockdown

BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai tourist city of Pattaya and the surrounding district were placed under lockdown on Wednesday as the country continues to grapple with an intensifying outbreak of the coronaviru...

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...

Taiwan confirms 22 more imported COVID-19 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Dec. 6) announced 22 new confirmed imported cases of COVID-19, with 20 coming from Indonesia and two from ...

Hong Kong closes government offices in new anti-virus curbs

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Monday imposed sweeping curbs to stop a fresh spike in coronavirus infections, closing government offices and swimming pools and limiting public gatherings to two people....