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In poorest countries, surges worsen shortages of vaccines

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hati Maronjei once swore he would never get a COVID-19 shot, after a pastor warned that vaccines aren't safe. Now, four months after the first batch of vaccine...

Expert calls for lowering Taiwan's Level 3 alert to 2.5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 case numbers have stayed below 200 for four straight days and Taiwan's R number has dropped to 0.46, an epidemiologist is calling for a Level 2.5 alert as ...

Video shows migrant workers in Taiwan's Miaoli herded into packs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker has shared video footage showing how their factory now restricts the movements of foreign employees and herds them in groups as they go to and from work. ...

Taiwan cops bust funeral for having too many mourners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police over the weekend issued steep fines to nearly a dozen family members attending a funeral for exceeding crowd limits set by the Level 3 epidemic prevention measures,...

7 beaches in southern Taiwan to close after visitors found flouting mask mandate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven beaches in Kenting National Park in southern Taiwan will be closed from Sunday (May 23) after the park management found that many beachgoers were flouting mask regul...

Taiwan social distancing app now has English version

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An app designed to help users maintain a safe distance from people confirmed to have coronavirus launched an English language version on Tuesday (May 18). The app, whic...

Taipei Metro ridership drops 40% on Monday amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morning rush-hour ridership on the MRT in Taipei and New Taipei City dropped by over 40 percent on Monday (May 17) compared to the same time period a week ago amid skyrock...

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...

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...

Taiwan social distancing app gains in popularity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of pandemic cases reached a single-day high in Taiwan, the download count of Taiwan's new social distancing app surged, making the app rank No. 1 in both...

Taiwan heightens COVID alert after cluster infections reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has heightened its COVID-19 alert to the second level after several domestic transmissions with unknown sources were ...

Travelers Championship to welcome back fans, require masks

Dustin Johnson says it was surreal sinking the final putt to win last year's Travelers Championship with fewer than 40 spectators politely clapping instead of the thousands that usually fill the bowl ...

NZ batsman Tim Seifert remains in India after COVID positive

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand test cricket batsman Tim Seifert has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been refused permission to board a repatriation flight from India to New Zealand. ...

Taiwanese pilot, flight attendant fined NT$300,000 for visiting bar while still self-monitoring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A China Airlines pilot and flight attendant have been slapped with a total of NT$300,000 (US$10,000) in fines for going out to a bar while they were undergoing self-health...

Taiwan launches social distancing app

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has launched a social distancing app to prevent COVID-19 transmission by tracking the distance between the app's users. Introduced by Taiwan's Centers fo...