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CORONAVIRUS/New round of COVID-19 rapid test rationing to start Dec. 1

A new round of the government’s rationing program which allows people to buy cheaper COVID-19 rapid test kits will begin on Dec. 1, while seniors and families with young children will be able to pick up new free test kits,...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 16,236 new COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 16,236 new COVID-19 infections, all but 39 of which were locally transmitted, and 43 deaths from the disease on Sunday.   The 16,197 domestic infections reported on Sunday represented a 12.8-p...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 18,003 new COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths

Taiwan reported 18,003 new COVID-19 infections on Friday and 58 new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).   The deceased ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s, and all but four had...
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CORONAVIRUS/Benefits of Taiwan’s COVID-19 home care policy touted

The government’s policy of home care for patients with mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 infections has proven successful in Taiwan’s efforts to effectively allocate its health resources, the Taiwan Medical Association (TMA) said Sunday. When the poli...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan’s new COVID-19 regulations taking effect Nov. 7

With effect from Monday, Taiwan has eased more of its COVID-19 policies, including some vaccine and rapid test requirements, amid a continued drop in reported infections.   Here’s what’s changing:   Quarantine protocols for COVID-19 patie...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan health experts deem locally-produced Medigen COVID-19 vaccine effective

A panel of health experts on Thursday unanimously agreed that the locally-produced Medigen COVID-19 vaccine was effective in providing protection against severe illness and death from the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The vaccine received a 14-0 vote ...
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Medigen COVID-19 vaccine sold at NT$840 per dose to CDC

Pharmaceutical firm Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine was sold to Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at an average price of NT$840 (US$26) per dose. The NT$4.03 billion contract with the CDC was for 5...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 31,547 new COVID-19 cases, 76 deaths

Taiwan reported 31,547 new COVID-19 infections Sunday and 76 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The deaths reported Sunday involved individuals who ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s. All but three...
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