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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...

Taiwan to step up crowd control for marketgoers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs on Sunday (June 6) announced five measures to tighten crowd control at traditional and night markets amid the COVID-19 surge, inc...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to enforce crowd control at traditional markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) said Sunday (May 31) the city will enforce crowd control measures at traditional markets from June 1, including restricting people to sh...

Taiwan health minister warns of COVID risk at traditional markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Saturday (May 29) once again urged members of the public to stay at home following a spike in local COVID-19 infections reported a...

Markets in northern Taiwan suspend dine-in services due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei and New Taipei City Governments on Thursday (May 21) announced that vendors at traditional markets and night markets can now only provide take-out and delivery ...

Foodpanda Taiwan, RE-THINK join hands to fight plastic waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An environmental group in Taiwan has teamed up with an unlikely partner to fight plastic pollution — Foodpanda, a food delivery platform that is a major source of si...

New Taipei to penalize 206 residents for going maskless

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Tuesday (May 18) dispatched 1,200 police officers to the streets to clamp down on violators of the outdoor mask-wearing rule. Mayor Ho...

New Taipei discloses COVID infection hotspots around city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City government disclosed several locations on Monday (May 17) where confirmed coronavirus cases had visited and urged anyone experiencing symptoms to get t...

Taipei shuts down National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed a record 180 domestic coronavirus transmissions Saturday (May 15), some of Taipei City’s main tourist attractions shut down. Sites usually pac...

Bitcoin ticks back in Asia after Musk tweet sent price down 17%

Bitcoin rebounded to about $50,000 in Asian trading on Thursday (May 12) after plunging as much as 17% after Elon Musk tweeted Tesla Inc had stopped accepting bitcoin to purchase its vehicles due to c...

Taiwan's Keelung launches citywide sanitization amid pandemic fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A citywide sanitization was carried out in Keelung early Wednesday morning (May 12) following rumors of new local COVID-19 cases in the northern port city. After the co...

WHO urges pause in market sale of captured live wild animals

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' health agency on Tuesday urged countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured from the wild in food markets as an emergency measure, saying wild animals are a...

2021 Traditional Market Festival opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taipei Traditional Market Festival opened on Saturday (April 10) at the Yuanshan Plaza of Taipei Expo Park, featuring nearly 60 vendors from public markets across...

Carcinogen levels in Taiwan's Cadina chips too high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A well-known potato chip brand in Taiwan has removed one of its products from shelves after it was found to contain a carcinogen exceeding allowed levels. The product i...

Excessive toxicity found in dried mushrooms in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Excessive pesticide and metal residues have been detected in dried mushrooms sold at retailers in Taipei and New Taipei cities, warned the Consumers’ Foundation (CF)...