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Taiwan announces new '7+7' quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Nov. 11) confirmed that the mandatory quarantine in epidemic prevention hotels for people who are fully vaccinated ...

Taitung and Japan discuss quarantine and inspection procedures as well as marketability challenges for Taitung’s pineapple sugar apples

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 28 October 2021 - China's import ban on sugar apples, announced on 9/20, severely impacted Taitung's agricultural community. Every year, Taitung exports around 15,...

Louisiana lifts mask mandate amid sharp drop in COVID cases

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is ending its statewide indoor mask mandate after emerging from its latest and worst coronavirus spike of the pandemic and seeing a sharp decline in new COVID-19 infe...

Taiwan bans home quarantine for airline crews to stop delta variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to stop the delta variant from entering the country, arriving airline crews will no longer be allowed to quarantine at home from Saturday (Aug. 28). Taiwan...

An Olympics like no other, Tokyo perseveres to host Games

TOKYO (AP) — It's an Olympics like no other — and the Tokyo Games are surely that — but this is an event that has persevered through wars, boycotts and now a pandemic over its 12...

Beijing: 2022 Winter Olympics on track despite pandemic

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — With the postponed Summer Olympics set to open in Tokyo next week, Beijing has made moves to show its preparations for the Winter Games are well on track for February despite...

Argentina logs 100,000 virus deaths as Delta variant looms

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday reported more than 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, a heavy blow to a country that intermittently imposed some of the most s...

Delta-positive 'Peru Grandma' talked to neighbor while dumping trash, waiting for ambulance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman believed to be at the heart of a cluster infection of the Delta variant of COVID-19 interacted with a neighbor on two occasions while she should have been observin...

Euro 2020: German politicians slam UEFA over fans at games

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Tuesday said it was "irresponsible" of the British government to increase the number of spectators at the remaining matches of Euro 2020 in London....

EU differentiates flags of Taiwan and China in travel restriction guidelines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EU Council on Friday (June 18) included Taiwan in its updated list of nations for which it recommends members gradually lift travel restrictions, displaying the nation...

Taiwanese urged to check COVID rules before heading to EU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (June 18) reminded Taiwanese heading to Europe to familiarize themselves with their destination country’s entry and ...

Taiwanese airline allows passengers to fly to China despite positive COVID test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least two passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 succeeded in boarding a UNI Air flight from Taiwan to China's Xiamen, reports said Thursday (June 3). The a...

The Latest: Sri Lankan police arrest face mask violators

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan police are arresting people who fail to wear face masks and maintain social distancing in public places, as the number of COVID-19 patients rapidly increases due to a n...

Kuwaiti skips quarantine to run triathlon in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kuwaiti man has been detained for breaking the 14-day quarantine requirement in order to participate in a triathlon event, the Pingtung Public Health Bureau said Sunday ...

4 China Airlines cargo pilots test positive for COVID in 1 week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four air cargo pilots working for China Airlines have tested positive for COVID-19 within one week, prompting the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) to expand testing ...