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Medical capacity an indicator for Taipei to enter soft lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Thursday (May 5) the number of available hospital beds will be used as an indicator to determine whether the capital is to implement a &q...

Taipei’s COVID PCR testing reserved only for highly-likely cases from April 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei residents are urged to seek PCR testing for COVID-19 only when they have tested positive from self-administered screening, to preserve the capital's medical cap...

Taipei may impose 'soft lockdown' if cases reach 'certain level': Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Tuesday (April 26) estimated that the total number of COVID cases in the city could reach 500,000 by May 18 and that a "soft lockdown&...

Public can pick up pre-ordered Taiwan stimulus vouchers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who preordered their paper Taiwan stimulus vouchers can on Friday (Oct. 8) begin to pick them up at designated stores. Taiwan has launched its Quintuple Sti...

Taiwan stimulus voucher site now has English version

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given that over 156,000 foreign residents qualify for the new Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers (振興五倍券), the government on Wednesday (Sept. 22) launched an English version of th...

Foreign spouses, APRC holders can apply for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to Taiwanese citizens, over 150,000 foreign spouses, foreigners with permanent residence, and diplomats are eligible to pre-order Taiwan's stimulus voucher...

Taiwan stimulus voucher site fails to provide English version

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although some categories of foreign residents qualify for the new Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers (振興五倍券), the government has failed to include an English-language version of ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan magpies live up to fierce reputation on stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prescient professor took these photos of Taiwan blue magpies dive-bombing students in Taipei. On Thursday (Sept. 9), the government unveiled its beefed-up “Quin...

Taiwan unveils new stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's government on Thursday (Sept. 9) unveiled its new stimulus vouchers and announced that they will be officially available on Oct. 8. Taiwan is launching its...

Pre-orders for Taiwan's free NT$5,000 stimulus vouchers to start in late September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The public will be able to book pre-orders for Taiwan's new NT$5,000 (US$178) stimulus vouchers in September and pick them up in October. In October, Taiwan is laun...

APRC holders, diplomats likely eligible for Taiwan's NT$5,000 vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign permanent residents and diplomats will likely be eligible for the NT$5,000 (US$179) in stimulus vouchers slated to be released to the public in October. To kick...

Taiwan to provide NT$5,000 stimulus vouchers for free in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Monday (Aug. 16) announced that the NT$5,000 (US$179) in stimulus vouchers slated to be released to the public in October will be free of charge. ...

New Taipei reports zero COVID cases for 1st time in 96 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Friday (Aug. 13) reported zero COVID-19 cases for the first time in 96 days. New Taipei was at the heart of a massive surge in local COVID cases in m...

Singapore to lift quarantine rule for Taiwan arrivals on Aug. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (Aug. 5) announced that it will lift its requirement that arrivals from Taiwan undergo quarantine as the situation aft...

Taiwan preparing to launch NT$5,000 stimulus vouchers in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet is reportedly planning to release NT$5,000 (US$179) in vouchers in September to stimulate the nation's economy as it slowly comes out of a soft lo...