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Video explains Taiwan's new '3+4' quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning June 15, all travelers will only have to spend three days in quarantine and undergo four days of self-initiated epidemic prevention, the government announced on ...

Fauci tests positive for virus, has mild COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America's pandemic response through two White House administrations, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 81-year-old Fauci, who is fully vaccinated and h...

Post-pandemic travel to South Korea popular among Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Applications for tourist visas to South Korea have reached capacity until July 26, according to the Korea Tourism Organization’s (KTO) statistics. The KTO said in...

Taiwan '3+4' quarantine Q&A

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Wednesday (June 15), Taiwan's new "3+4" quarantine scheme begins, shortening the mandatory quarantine for inbound passengers from seven days to o...

China city mayor apologizes over COVID-19 lockdown response

BEIJING (AP) — The mayor of a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that has been under lockdown for more than 50 days has apologized for failures in his administration’s work amid wide...

Taiwan quarantine hotel guests can go home on 4th day if conditions met

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (June 14) stated that some arriving passengers who stay in epidemic prevention hotels can spend the four day...

Taiwan imposes quota of 25,000 inbound passengers per week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Under Taiwan's new "3+4" quarantine scheme, only 25,000 passengers will be allowed to enter the country per week. On Saturday (June 11), Central Epidemic ...

Indonesian baby 1st foreign child to die from COVID in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 1) announced the youngest child to die from COVID, a one-month-old baby boy, and the first foreign c...

All Taiwan residents can now use rapid test to confirm COVID status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Thursday (May 26), rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVID-19 infections, enabling them to be evaluated for...

Taiwan residents can use rapid test to verify COVID, enable prescriptions from May 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 24) announced that rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVI...

1-year-old boy suddenly dies from COVID during nap in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A one-year-old boy died suddenly while taking a nap at home and was diagnosed with COVID after being declared dead, while a three-year-old boy died from encephalitis and n...

Taiwan steps up supply of oral COVID drugs to Indigenous areas, outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of Indigenous areas and the country’s outlying islands will soon find it easier to obtain oral anti-COVID medicine, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CE...

Hi-Life to start selling saliva rapid tests Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese convenience store chain Hi-Life will begin selling COVID-19 saliva rapid tests at over a thousand branches across Taiwan on Friday (May 20). The country is cu...

Taiwan ends quarantine for COVID contacts with 3 jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 16) announced that it will end the quarantine requirement for close contacts of COVID cases who have received a t...

Taiwan to ease rules in COVID testing, prescriptions on May 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Wednesday (May 18), Taiwan will further expand the categories of people who can take a rapid antigen test instead of a PCR test, which will enable doctors to i...