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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan suspends consular services in India over COVID-19 concerns

New Delhi,  Taiwan’s representative office in India will suspend consular services from July 13-26 due to health concerns after the office recently received an application to enter Taiwan from an Indian national who tested positive for COVID-19. Although the COVID-19...
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Baseball game draws 10,000 fans in 2020 first

Taichung,  The Taichung-based CTBC Brothers on Saturday became the first team in Taiwan’s professional baseball league to draw over 10,000 fans to a game this year, just months after COVID-19 restrictions forced the league to open its season to empty...
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CORONAVIRUS/Filipino transit traveler did not contract COVID-19 in Taiwan: CECC

Taipei, A Filipino woman who tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong after transiting through Taiwan on Friday was probably infected in the Philippines, but not in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday. According to information obtai...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan adjusts rules on COVID-19 testing of foreign travelers

Taipei, The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday slightly relaxed its regulations on the timeframe for COVID-19 testing of foreign nationals traveling to Taiwan. The CECC had stipulated that foreign travelers to Taiwan must show a negative COVID-...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan cancels this year’s William Jones Cup due to COVID-19

Taipei, Taiwan’s basketball authorities on Thursday announced their decision to cancel this year’s William Jones Cup international basketball tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA) said the decisio...
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DPP official warns of travel danger as HK security law takes effect

Taipei,  A senior official in Taiwan’s governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday urged citizens to exercise caution when visiting Hong Kong, one day after China imposed a sweeping national security law on the territory that makes support...
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Government to subsidize COVID-19 vaccine research: health minister

Taipei,  The government has earmarked funds to help fund the research and development of a COVID-19 vaccine by Taiwanese companies, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Wednesday. Experts from Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration and Nation...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan to continue requisitioning face masks until end of July

Taipei,  Despite the COVID-19 situation subsiding in Taiwan, the government will continue to requisition 8 million surgical face masks per day until the end of July, an economic ministry official said on Monday. The official, who asked not to be...
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CORONAVIRUS/MND finds flawed COVID-19 prevention measures on Navy ship

Taipei, Several health procedures on board a Navy ship that was plagued by COVID-19 cases after it returned to Taiwan from a goodwill mission to Palau in April were flawed, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday. After the...
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