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CORONAVIRUS/Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Taoyuan hospital cluster

Taipei,  Taiwan on Friday recorded six imported and two new domestic cases of COVID-19, both linked to a cluster infection at Taoyuan General Hospital, where the number has now climbed to 12, according to health authorities. One of the new...
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New Taipei bookmobile now carrying books from 6 SE Asian countries

New Taipei,  New Taipei City Library on Friday announced that its bookmobile will offer books and magazines in the languages of six Southeast Asian countries from that day. In a press release, the library said the more than 100 books,...
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CORONAVIRUS/’Firecracker-throwing’ Hakka event to be canceled due to COVID-19

Taipei,  A traditional Hakka event known as “Gongpaocheng” (攻炮城), where worshippers throw firecrackers, will be canceled in Miaoli County due to COVID-19, an organizer said Friday. Kuo Chin-kuo (郭金國), who heads the committee at Cihyun ...
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Taipei machine tool exhibition to open as scheduled despite COVID-19

Taipei,  The 2021 Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) will open in March as scheduled, even though Taiwan has reported an increase in the number of domestic COVID-19 cases, Alex Ko (柯拔希), chairman of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Indus...
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CORONAVIRUS/Hospital cluster testing results

Over the past week, a total of 10 people linked to a government hospital in Taoyuan have tested positive for COVID-19, including two doctors, four nurses, a migrant caregiver and three family members of two nurses at the hospital. Taiwan’s Central...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan carriers postpone ‘flights to nowhere’ over COVID concerns

Taipei,  Taiwan’s two major airlines on Wednesday postponed or cancelled their air tour packages, including a Boeing 747-400 farewell flight by China Airlines, after the 10th COVID-19 case in a domestic cluster was reported. Following health authorities...
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U.S. voices support for Taiwan’s participation in WHO

Taipei,  A United States official on Tuesday expressed support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) as an observer, during an executive board meeting of the global health body. The support came from Garrett Grigsby, director...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwanese diplomatic personnel in Honduras, U.K. contract COVID-19

Taipei,  Two Taiwanese foreign service personnel, one at Taiwan’s embassy in Honduras and the other at the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesda...
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CORONAVIRUS/CECC to set up ‘command post’ at hospital after 5 COVID-19 cases

Taipei,  The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday that it will set up a “command post” at a Taoyuan government hospital where five medical workers have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as implement additional safety measure...
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