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Taipei's ID-based market restrictions for foreigners, locals kick in tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of tightened measures under an extension of the Level 3 alert, Taipei City Government announced on Friday (June 11) that entrance to markets based on Taiwanese ID ...

Foreigners restricted by ARC numbers in Taipei markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the tightened measures under an extension of the Level 3 alert, the Taipei City government announced on Monday (June 7) that entrance to markets by foreign resi...

American arrested in central Taiwan for refusing to wear mask 4 times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American man was arrested last week for refusing to wear a face mask on at least four occasions over the course of one week and is now facing deportation. Since Taiw...

Taiwan launches new QR code for real-name registration system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Wednesday (May 19) announced a new simplified real-name registration system that makes use of a QR code to simplify the process of providing contac...

TDCC calls for voting from home during proxy season in Taiwan to curb COVID spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the rising epidemic alerts in Taiwan, shareholders in the country have been advised to carry out voting remotely in the coming weeks, when many companies wi...

Taipei, New Taipei raise COVID restrictions to Level 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After announcing an unprecedented 180 local COVID-19 cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) declared that epidemic restrictions in Taipei and New Taipei will be...

9 guidelines listed for Taipei's Level 3 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the detection of a record-setting 180 coronavirus cases on Saturday (May 15), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that epidemic restriction...

Taiwan's 4 epidemic warning levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the announcement of 29 local COVID-19 cases on Friday (May 14), Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung said that a Level...

McDonald’s Taiwan issues contact tracing measure amid local infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All McDonald's locations across Taiwan will begin implementing a real-name ID registration system to facilitate contact tracing, as the country attempts to contain new...

2 on trial as China enforces online control amid pandemic

Two amateur computer coders taken by police from their Beijing homes last year were standing trial Tuesday (May 11) in a case that illustrates the Chinese government’s growing online censorship ...

CECC head says 2 weeks key to averting community transmission amid Taiwan clusters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a radio talk show interview on Monday (May 3), the Minister of Health and Welfare and CECC Head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) warned that Taiwan is on the "verge of co...

Taipei mayor blurts out that COVID case works in Shin Kong Tower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a press conference on Monday morning (May 3), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) inadvertently revealed a major landmark in the heart of the city where a confirmed corona...

Northern Taiwan hospitals to ban visitors on Feb. 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid fears that a hospital coronavirus cluster infection could continue to worsen, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 27) announced that visitor...

Doctor and nurse in Taiwan hospital test positive for Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new domestic coronavirus cases, a doctor and a nurse who work in a northern Taiwan hospital that treats c...

Taipei City Hall Plaza crowd limited to 80,000 on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid fears of a new outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Dec. 29) announced that the crowd at Taipei City Hall Plaza will be limited t...