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Foreign workers in Taiwan can apply for COVID sick leave benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for labor insurance benefits. Like all Taiwan residents, fore...

Foreign workers in Taiwan only eligible to 50% pay for COVID sick leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will only receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for some labor insurance benefits, while those who must tak...

Indonesian mourning for mother leaps from 3rd floor of Taiwan quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker on Tuesday (May 10) was restrained by police after he leaped out of the third floor of a quarantine hotel following news that his mother had d...

Taiwan education ministry to help universities arrange quarantine spaces for students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following reports of students being made to sleep in conference rooms due to limited quarantine capacity, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said it will provide subsidies an...

Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang dies in quarantine hotel

HONG KONG (AP) — Veteran Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang has died while in a COVID-19 quarantine hotel in the southern Chinese city, local media reported. Tsang was best known internat...

Quarantine lottery breached rights, New Zealand court rules

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During the height of pandemic restrictions, thousands of New Zealanders desperate to return home essentially had to roll the dice month after month as they tried to secu...

Q&A with MOFA on visitor visa for relatives of foreign residents in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to questions from readers regarding visitor visas for relatives of foreign residents, Taiwan News contacted a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) representative...

Taiwan relaxes regulations for recovered COVID cases exiting quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As most COVID cases in Taiwan this year have shown mild to no symptoms, recovered cases may now exit centralized quarantine after meeting newly relaxed standards so medica...

Taiwan to start on-arrival COVID tests for passengers from South Korea on March 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Passengers arriving from South Korea will face mandatory on-arrival testing for COVID-19 beginning March 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Saturday (March 19). ...

Philippines scraps quarantine for holders of Taiwan vaccination certificate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers from Taiwan to the Philippines will soon no longer have to submit to quarantine upon arrival in the Southeast Asian country if they can present a valid vaccinati...

Travelers to New Zealand will no longer need to isolate

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is ending a requirement that incoming travelers isolate themselves as it continues to remove coronavirus border protections in the face of a growing domestic...

Philippines urged to recognize Taiwan’s COVID-19 certificates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has called upon the Philippine government to recognize Taiwan’s COVID documents amid reports that Taiwanese citizens encounter...

Taiwan opens borders to Filipino, Vietnamese migrant workers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan officially opened its borders to workers from the Philippines and Vietnam on Tuesday (Feb. 15). Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)...

Beijing Games shed light on hypocrisy of Olympic 'values'

At the heart of the Olympics is something called "the Olympic Movement." "The Olympic Movement" is intended to, in the words of the Olympics website, "contribute to buildin...

Former NBA player to join Taiwan pro basketball team Kaohsiung Steelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anthony Bennett will become the first No. 1 overall pick in an NBA Draft to ever play professional basketball in Taiwan, according to media reports. Kaohsiung Steelers ...