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Taiwan reports zero COVID cases for 1st time since April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time since April, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 18) did not report a single local or imported COVID-19 case, nor did it announce...

Taiwanese can stop wearing masks when vaccination rate reaches 70%: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), politicians, and disease experts are eyeing a full vaccination rate of 70% as a milestone when epidemic prevention measures, in...

New Zealand admits it can no longer get rid of coronavirus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government acknowledged Monday what most other countries did long ago: It can no longer completely get rid of the coronavirus. Prime Mini...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, Delta cluster contained

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Saturday (Sept. 11) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases for the first time since Sept. 4 and the containment of a cluster ...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases for 2nd time this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Aug. 27) reported no new local COVID-19 cases, matching the zero cases reported on Wednesday (Aug. 25). Health Min...

Taiwan reports 2 local COVID cases, 2 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Aug. 26) reported two new local COVID-19 cases, dashing hopes that Taiwan could maintain the zero cases reported on...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases for 1st time in 3 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Aug. 25) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases, the first time the country has reported zero cases since May 9. ...

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...

Taiwan reports 4 local COVID cases, 14 imported infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Aug. 13) reported four new local COVID-19 cases, matching the case count seen on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. Hea...

WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head of the World Health Organization told sports officials W...

Taiwan 'highly likely' to lower restrictions to Level 2 on July 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) stated on Monday (July 19) that there is a high probability epidemic prevention restrictions will be lowered to Level 2...

Key to lifting Level 3 alert not zero cases but epidemic control: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Sunday (July 18) that the key to lowering the Level 3 alert is not reaching zero cases but achiev...

COVID crisis in North Korea: What do we know?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned of a "great crisis" linked to the coronavirus pandemic in the isolated state, triggering speculation that the nation's rudimentary health syste...

Lockdown on migrant workers in Taiwan's Miaoli to be lifted on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers in Miaoli County will no longer be confined to their dormitories beginning on Tuesday (June 29) as local COVID-19 cases have been brought down to zero. ...

Masks, social restrictions return to Australia’s Melbourne after fresh outbreak

Australia’s second largest city Melbourne reinstated COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday as authorities scrambled to find the missing link in a fresh outbreak, prompting New Zealand to pause a &ldq...