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Taiwan's January Omicron cases 'an appetizer' for February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — January's Omicron cases in Taiwan are just an "appetizer" for February, a health expert predicted on Monday (Jan. 17). As Taiwan's local COVID cases r...

Countries are relaxing restrictions after omicron spikes

France: Schools overwhelmed For the past few weeks, France has registered nearly 300,00 new COVID-19 infections per day. The surging cases are driven mainly by the highly contagious omicron variant o...

Army disinfects Taipei's main transportation hub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 40 troops from the Army's 33rd Chemical Corps were dispatched Monday morning (Jan. 17) to carry out disinfection of Taipei’s major transportation hub. ...

Taiwan COVID patients with mild symptoms to be quarantined, not hospitalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As imported COVID-19 cases increase in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting Saturday (Jan. 15), patients with mild to no symptoms or ...

Taiwan identifies 2 pilots with COVID-19 as imported cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two pilots infected with COVID-19 were imported cases, most likely from the United States, and unrelated to a local outbreak at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, repor...

Taipei residents urged to get COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is calling upon eligible residents to sign up for a COVID-19 shot as the restart of the vaccination registration system on Monday (Jan. 3) failed to attract interes...

COVID cluster infection suspected in Taipei quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is investigating a possible COVID cluster infection involving three cases at a Taipei epidemic prevention hotel, which has been ...

Taiwan's COVID vaccination mandate for six groups to take effect Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 vaccination mandate for six groups of people in Taiwan will take effect on Jan. 1, 2022. The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) required six groups of ...

Taiwan confirms 13 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 13 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Dec. 18), but no new local infections and no deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The ...

Taiwan reports Delta cluster infections in 2 hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 17) confirmed Delta variant cluster infections in two hotels in northern Taiwan. CECC head Chen Shih...

Taiwan reports 7 local COVID cases from quarantine hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 17) announced seven local COVID-19 cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said the center had changed seven i...

Taiwan announces 4 strengthened quarantine measures amid Delta cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a Delta cluster infection at a Taoyuan hotel on Thursday (Dec. 16), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it will strengthen four epidem...

Two COVID cases linked to Taipei quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another imported COVID case has been reported in the same Taipei quarantine hotel for the second day in a row. On Tuesday (Dec. 14), the Central Epidemic Command Center...

7,200 quarantine center rooms available in Taiwan for Dec. 14 -31 bookings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 7,200 rooms, on average 400 per day, are now available for booking at quarantine centers across Taiwan for the period from Dec. 14-31 as part of the 7+7 Lunar N...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau warns quarantine hotels against Lunar New Year price hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the announcement of updated “7+7” quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travelers, some hotels have reportedly hiked up prices as patrons tried to ar...