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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...

3 categories of people no longer need PCR test in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Thursday (May 12), three categories of people no longer need to take a PCR as a rapid antigen test will suffice, with a positive result being considered an off...

7-Eleven, FamilyMart start selling discounted rapid COVID tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's four convenience store chains, as well as supermarket chains and retailers all began selling discounted rapid antigen test kits on Monday (May 9). Convenie...

MAC blasts China for attempting to 'stir division' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China should worry about its own citizens, many of whom are suffering under a lockdown, before it attempts to cause division in Taiwanese society, the Mainland Affairs Cou...

Taiwan ends PCR test rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID cases surge across Taiwan and emergency rooms become overwhelmed with people wanting to get tested, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that mult...

Taiwan to punish people who fail to get PCR test after positive rapid result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 3) said those who receive a positive result from a rapid antigen test and fail to apply for a PCR te...

Taiwan shortens traveler quarantine to 7 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 3) announced that it will shorten the mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals to seven days. During a pres...

10,000 Taiwan students diagnosed with COVID in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With nearly 10,000 students, including over 1,000 preschool students testing positive for COVID within a week, organizations are calling for the distribution of more test ...

200,000 of Taiwan's rationed COVID test kits sold in 4 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consumers snapped up nearly 200,000 government-rationed COVID test kits within four hours on the first day of the new rationing scheme. Taiwan's new rationing syste...

Rush for rationed COVID tests crashes Taiwan's health insurance system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rush to stock up on home COVID test kits on the first day of a new rationing scheme crashed Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) system on Thursday (April 28). ...

Taiwan ends test requirement for 3rd day of '3+4' isolation plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (April 26) announced that it will stop requiring contacts of COVID cases to take a rapid antigen test on the third da...

Parents scramble to get COVID test kits in Taiwan's Chiayi, find none

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Parents of students who attend a Chiayi City high school were disappointed after they scrambled to find take-home rapid antigen test kits so their children could fulfill a...

Taiwan to launch name-based rationing system for COVID rapid test kits in early May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced on Sunday (April 24) that a name-based rationing system for people to purchase COVID-19 rapid antigen ...

Taiwan to switch from home isolation to rapid testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced plans on Thursday (April 22) to replace home isolation for people who came in contact with confirmed COVID cases with ...

Taiwan residents to be given quota of 5 COVID test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Omicron cases rapidly ramping up, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 18) announced that it will launch a new home test kit rationing scheme s...