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CORONAVIRUS/Rollout of Taiwan’s new eID card unlikely this year: interior ministry

Taipei,  The launch of a new national electronic identification card (eID), which was scheduled for October in Taiwan, is highly unlikely this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, a Ministry of the Interior (MOI) official said Saturday. Chang Wan-yi...
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Yilan village chief recalled over support for mining project

Taipei,  A village chief in Yilan County was recalled Saturday, as the majority of residents voted against him because he had backed a mining project in the area. According to the county’s Election Commission, turnout at the polls was 67.75...
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CORONAVIRUS/Ex-official urges emergency authorization of potential COVID-19 vaccines

Taipei,  Taiwan’s former top disease control official this week called on the government to issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to speed up the development of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, saying plans to hold clinical trials before year-end are &#...
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Government receives over 4.7 million pre-orders for stimulus vouchers

Taipei,  More than 4.7 million people in Taiwan have applied for the government-issued stimulus vouchers, since pre-ordering opened Wednesday, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday. As of 4 p.m. Saturday, some 4.77 million people had placed pr...
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