The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the government has signed contracts with two domestic companies to purchase a total of 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it has no immediate plans to impose a full Level 4 coronavirus lockdown.
Premier Su Tseng-chang is reassuring residents of Taiwan to remain calm, amid rising infections
Taiwan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell 0.73% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 owing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it's now recommending that individuals who are considered at a high risk for the coronavirus, and who have already received two vaccine doses, get booster shots
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung is stressing that people who attend large-scale outdoor celebrations for Christmas or on New Year's Eve will be required to wear face masks
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has now added Malawi, Mozambique, Egypt, and Nigeria to its list of high-risk coronavirus countries amid concerns overa highly mutated omicron coronavirus variant
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the government is currently formulating a policy aimed at re-opening the island's borders to business travellers
A new study finds that coronavirus has negatively impacted young people's willingness to join the labour force.
According to an official press release on the website of the European Council, the EU is taking swift action to make available money to help tackle the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the face mask mandate will remain in place through to the end of July, due to the current domestic coronavirus situation and the rising number of imported cases of the newest Omicron subvariants
Taipei, New Taipei and Kaohsiung will begin vaccinating senior citizens who have not yet received their coronavirus vaccines, as well as some categories of indigenous people, from tomorrow, when the central government's expanded vaccine rollout begins.
Taiwan's health minister, Chen Shih-chung, has confirmed that Taiwan is in talks with foreign companies to manufacture coronavirus vaccines on a contract basis.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced that the government will continue to requisition eight million surgical face masks per day until the end of July, despite the coronavirus situation easing off here in Taiwan.
The government is offering rescue loans for labourers facing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The United States' economy has had its worst performance since the great recession in 2008 in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20).
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The ECCT hosted a webinar on the topic "Recovering from Covid-19 - Personal experiences and perspectives from Case 50, a coronavirus survivor in Taiwan" with guest speaker Douglas Habecker, Co-Publisher of Compass Magazine.
Premier Su Tseng-chang has confirmed that, starting on 13 October, most border controls will be lifted and new arrivals will only observe 7 days of "self-health management".
Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare, Chen Shih-chung, says if ongoing trials of a domestically-produced coronavirus vaccine prove successful, mass production could begin by mid-2021.
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The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be updating coronavirus data on a weekly basis from tomorrow, as infections over the past month have shown a steady decline.
Officials say the first batch of the Novavax vaccine is set to arrive in Taiwan at the end of the month
Global stocks fell sharply last week over fears that the ongoing spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) will severely hurt the economy.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be easing some coronavirus restrictions at movie theatres, sports venues, and train stations this week while more entertainment venues will also be allowed to re-open on 5 October.
More pandemic restrictions are set to be eased soon.
Researchers at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) have developed a rapid Covid-19 test.
Facebook says it will no longer remove claims that Covid-19 is man-made or manufactured from its apps.
The National Development Council says it plans to allocate an additional NT$210 billion budget to the government's coronavirus relief fund.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the latest batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are now being distributed.
Covid-19 is here, so what's next for Taiwan?
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The ECCT, in conjunction with ICRT, hosted a briefing by the Taipei City Government on the latest Covid-19 situation in Taipei.
Foreign nationals whose Alien Resident Certificates (ARCs) are about to expire will receive an automatic 30-day extension with immediate effect due to the heightened Covid-19 situation.
Health Minister Chen Shi-chung says Taiwan is preparing to negotiate with the United States over producing American coronavirus vaccines here.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting 203 new coronavirus cases, of which 83 are domestic infections
The Centers for Disease Control says the number of serious coronavirus infections fell slightly week-on-week, but continues on a plateau that has lasted for much of this month.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says 61 people who recently arrived in Taiwan have been found to be infected with either the Omicron BA.4 or BA.5 subvariant
Taipei officials are discussing how night markets will be reopened.
The Central Epidemic Command Center has announced a precautionary ban on all inpatient visits to hospitals in Taipei, New Taipei, and Taoyuan until 9 February.
A testing programme for coronavirus antibodies by the National Taiwan University's College of Public Health has found low rates of exposure to the virus among high-risk population groups.
Local drug maker Adimmune has started the first phase of human trials for its experimental coronavirus vaccine.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has further loosened its quarantine rules for contacts of people confirmed to be positive for the coronavirus - removing the need to take a second rapid test originally required on the third day of quarantine
The government has now begun rationing the sale of coronavirus rapid test kits. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says from today the kits will be available at controlled prices at contracted pharmacies and public health centres islandwide
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has begun rolling out Moderna's latest Covid-19 vaccine and is urging people to get the shots amid concerns of another outbreak in the near future.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the number of domestic coronavirusinfections dropped last week for the first time in over a month, falling by 3% from a week earlier.
The Central Election Commission says there is "no legal basis" for proposals to allow people in coronavirus isolation to cast absentee ballots or vote at designated polling places during next month's local election.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 81,852 local Covid cases today with a record 104 deaths
The Legislative Yuan has approved the cabinet's request to extend the special Covid-19 relief act and budget by a year
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 667 domestic Covid-19 cases today, four imported cases and 13 deaths in its daily press conference today.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the government's 1922 website is scheduled to begin accepting appointment bookings today for Covid-19 booster jabs that will be administered from 7-13 February
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Taiwan has recorded 46 new domestic Covid-19 cases, two clusters of unknown origin in Taipei and Yilan County having been confirmed as Omicron variant infections
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has published its Covid-19 vaccination priority list, ahead of a planned national immunisation campaign, set to start sometime in March.
The National Development Council (NDC) has outlined its plans for the new stimulus voucher programme.
The Ministry of Education says it is preparing to begin offering Covid jabs to children aged between 6-11 on school campuses as early as next Monday
Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says people who arrive in Taiwan and who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus could be allowed to shorten their quarantine from 14 to seven days by mid-May.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government will only consider loosening border restrictions once 70% of the island's population has received at least one coronavirus vaccine shot and over 60% are fully vaccinated
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it's considering whether to allow incoming travellers to be able to quarantine at home once again
The Ministry of Education (MOE) says there are currently no plans to allow elementary and junior high school students to have an early summer vacation
Central Epidemic Command Center advisor Zhang Shan-chun says seniors who contract the coronavirus should be hospitalised.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the island-wide level 3 alert will be extended until 14 June, citing the severity of domestic transmission rates.
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The government will lower the Level 3 Covid-19 alert to Level 2, starting from Tuesday, 27 July.
Taiwan's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has approved the inclusion of a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine in the country's rollout.
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan has cancelled all extracurricular winter activities at all schools in the city.
Pupils all across Taiwan returned to school yesterday following a mandatory three week extension of their Chinese New Year holidays as a precautionary measure in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says strict border control measures will remain in place until the national vaccination rate rises.
Deputy Health Minister Victor Wang says the coronavirus will be downgraded from a Category 5 communicable disease to a Category 4 disease on 1 May.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will further loosen its current coronavirus policies on 7 November.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the first-dose coronavirus vaccination rate has now surpassed 77%, while almost half of the population have now received the two doses needed to be fully vaccinated
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says medical experts have suggested that the Level 3 coronavirus alert be extended due to the current level of transmission rates.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it is adjusting measures to ensure that there is enough space in hospitals to care for Covid-19 patients.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed the first case of a serious allergic reaction to the AstraZeneca (AZ) coronavirus vaccine, a nurse, who has existing allergies to eggs, peanuts and antibiotics.
Taiwan's government is continuing to step up measures to tackle COVID-19.
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Taiwan's cabinet says the vaccination appointment platform is now ready but it won't be used until the vaccination programme is open for all.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says coronavirus testing stations set up near wholesale vegetable markets in Taipei and New Taipei will remain in place to ensure the disease has not spread into local communities.
Health officials say they will extend the current Level 2 Covid alert now in place across the island. The alert level is expected to remain in force until 7 February
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is lifting some coronavirus prevention measures from 1 March
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will be partially lifting restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors from 1 March.
Global stock markets suffered some of their worst drops in more than two years on Monday, following fears that the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) will be much more damaging to the economy than originally feared.
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan (LY) has passed a bill authorising a series of measures aimed at supporting businesses and workers in Taiwan affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The Special Act on COVID-19 Prevention, Relief and Restoration was shortly afterwards signed into law by President Tsai Ing-wen. The act authorises the use of NT$60 billion (US$1.9 billion). Implementation is backdated to activities starting from 15 January this year and will end on 30 June next year.
The Central Epidemic Commander Center (CECC) is forecasting that new coronavirus cases induced by the Omicron subvariant BA. 5 are expected to peak in mid or late September
The Ministry of Education says Chinese students enrolled in tertiary-level schools here in Taiwan are now allowed to enter the country. According to the ministry, the new regulation will benefit some 5,000 students from China.
Cabinet spokesman Luo Bing-cheng says Premier Su Tseng-chang has agreed in principle to support a "3 4" proposal to shorten the home isolation period for close contacts of those who tested positive for Covid
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is expanding the availability of mix-and-match second coronavirus vaccine shots
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is hoping to procure at least 30 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Over the past few days, major central banks globally have announced massive monetary expansion plans while governments in European countries have announced a slew of fiscal stimulus plans to offset the huge drop in both supply and demand caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Taiwan's jobless rate remained relatively stable in February despite the growing battle with the novel coronavirus disease during the month.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it is currently reviewing the possibility of raising the cap on arrivals sometime in the next few months.
The cabinet has approved a proposal for the use of NT$380 billion in tax surplus to boost the island's economy.
European companies start to assess how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting their operations and supply chains
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Halted travel and manufacturing slowdown mean a drop in carbon emissions, at least in the short term.
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Authorities in Italy have imposed strict quarantine restrictions in the two northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, close to Milan and Venice, following a large coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The European Commission has announced a new aid package worth €232 to support global efforts to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.
New Taipei Mayor Ho Yo-yi has announced that the “conditional opening” of water-related recreational activities and supporting measures begins today.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) plans to test 5,000 randomly selected blood donation samples for coronavirus antibodies as it seeks to better understand the prevalence of the disease during its peak here in Taiwan.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be launching a series of measures to combat the spread of the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus.
Restaurants continue to suffer under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The cabinet says the face mask mandate will likely remain in place until the end of this year.
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the government expects the island's first-dose vaccination coverage to hit 70% by the end of October.
The pandemic has introduced a new dynamic into mobility planning, with profound changes in attitudes to travel in the world's cities
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The ECCT held its annual Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and senior officials from the Taipei City Government (TCG), marking the 23rd year since the ECCT held its first round table lunch with the TCG.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is continuing to administer the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
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Taiwan's main international airport has reached a significant milestone in dropping passenger numbers.
Foreign nationals in Taiwan are getting a break on their visas.
Travellers from Taiwan will be allowed to visit the Netherlands without having to quarantine or present a negative coronavirus test result from tomorrow.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all people arriving in Taiwan will be tested for the coronavirus on the last day of their mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) today announced that the current coronavirus alert level (Level 3) will be extended for an additional two weeks until 12 July.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesperson Zhuang Ren-xiang says the government is in the process of preparing its digital coronavirus certificate and more details about the system will be released next week
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has raised the weekly cap of 40,000 arrivals to 50,000 with immediate effect
Students aged between 12 and 17 will begin being administered Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccinations this morning. Most of the shots will be administered on school on-campus
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC reported 11,888 new domestic coronavirus cases on Monday, the lowest number in 207 days.
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the cap of inbound traveller will be raised to 200,000 a week from the current 150,000 starting next month.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says there are no current plans to change the mask mandate
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has said it has increased the number of quarantine rooms available for citizens abroad returning to Taiwan for the Lunar New Year holiday to 35,500
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says Taiwan will likely be one of the first countries to receive shipments of the second-generation Moderna vaccine if it proves effective
Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Minister Wang Kwo-tsai says the current weekly cap of 25,000 visitor arrivals will likely continue until at least the end of this month
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is now allowing all pregnant women in Taiwan to choose the Covid-19 vaccine they want.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is moving towards lifting the ban on foreign visitors next month.
The government says the island's median annual wage last year edged up 1% to NT$506,000, while the average wage rose 3.02% to a three-year high of NT$67,000.
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says more vaccine mixing will be allowed in the next round of vaccinations.
Taiwan's battery sector has surged on the Covid-fuelled consumer electronics boom. Electric vehicles and energy storage will drive future growth
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Religious groups in Taiwan strive to maintain services amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has lifted a ban on vaccination requirements for local tour groups
A shipment of 2.5-million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine donated by the United States government arrived in Taiwan on Sunday (20 June).
EU leaders have agreed to a recovery package and the 2021-2027 budget that will help the EU to rebuild after the coronavirus pandemic and will support investment in "green and digital transitions".
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has postponed the city's Lantern Festival and cancelled the annual Di-Hua Street Lunar New Year market due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be opening more Covid-19 vaccine mixing options by Friday.
A growing list of European Union nations and Canada have barred flights from the UK and others are considering similar action.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting Taiwan's first domestic coronavirus case since April 12.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has approved a fourth dose of a coronavirus vaccine to people aged 65 and over and for residents of long-term care facilities.Individuals aged 18 and above who are immunocompromised have also been given the approval to receive a fifth vaccine dose
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says coronavirus patients in home quarantine and case contacts isolating at home are now allowed to go to hospital themselves if they require emergency medical assistance
The current Level 2 Covid-19 alert has been extended for another two weeks until 4 October
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to review an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech second-generation coronavirus vaccine.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people who have recovered from Covid are now exempt from any contact listing for three months after they first test positive
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has raised its coronavirus alert to Level 3 islandwide after recording over 100 locally-transmitted cases for the fifth consecutive day.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted its mandatory coronavirus quarantine regulations.
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The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 50,636 new Covid cases, of which 50,561 were domestic infections.
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The health minister has announced that the 20,000 Covid treatment courses that Taiwan ordered from the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer will soon arrive
Most people in Taiwan will no longer be required to wear face masks in most indoor settings beginning today.
The average number of people employed in the industrial and service sectors in Taiwan fell in 2020 for the first time in 11 years because of the economic disruption caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, according to Taiwan's statistics bureau.
The Taiwan Food & Drug Administration has approved Taiwan's first clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine.
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch with Dr Chen Chien-jen, Former vice president and currently Distinguished Professor at Academia Sinica.
Reservations for self-paid coronavirus vaccinations are now open.
The Taipei City Government has announced that all schools, both public and private, will be moving to online classes from next Monday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says coronavirus infections will likely peak in the next seven days.
President Tsai Ing-wen says phase 2 clinical trials of locally developed coronavirus vaccines are nearly complete and doses are expected to be available by the end of July.
The government has taken delivery of 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the global COVAX vaccine sharing programme. The vaccines were shipped from Amsterdam to Taoyuan International Airport.
The government has now banned entry to all foreign nationals into Taiwan, with some exceptions, as it seeks to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The Taipei City Government has announced all schools must cancel or postpone off-campus education, graduation ceremonies and other learning services until the end of February
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The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed the first domestic cluster infection of the coronavirus BA.4 Omicron subvariant
Taiwan's health minister says the government could begin allowing quarantine-free entry from July for travellers from countries with similar Covid infection rates
Premier Su tseng-chang has tested positive for Covid-19. Su felt ill after spending the morning at the Legislative Yuan, and he returned home to quarantine for seven days with mild symptoms after a Covid-19 rapid test he took came out positive.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending the current level 2 coronavirus alert for another two weeks to 1 November.
Several foreign missions here in Taiwan are urging the government to ease its border control measures
People other than medical workers now have the option of being vaccinated against Covid-19 using different vaccine brands
Around 5,000 international students hoping to come to Taiwan for language study who do not hold the Ministry of Education's (MOE's) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship may be allowed to enter the country starting from next March
All schools in Taipei and New Taipei, from high schools down to kindergartens, will be suspended from 18-28 May.
Taiwan is once again closing its borders to foreigners, except legal residents.
Germany and France have jointly proposed a €500 billion recovery fund to be distributed to EU countries worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says a much-anticipated travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau will open on 1 April, becoming the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.
Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government plans to begin administering the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine next Monday at the earliest.
Government officials are responding to growing speculation about whether the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) current coronavirus restrictions could be relaxed.
Dragon Boat weekend traditionally brings a surge in travel, as people head back to their family homes to celebrate, but, in the midst of the widespread domestic coronavirus outbreak, the government had repeatedly urged the public ahead of time not to travel, to reduce the chances for further spreading of the disease.
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Residents in Taiwan should soon be allowed to visit member states of the European Union (EU) for any reason after the regional bloc included Taiwan on its safe travel list on Friday.
The government is set to officially authorize private companies to purchase vaccines on its behalf.
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The nation's on-going ban on international visitors continues to impact guest residences to different degrees
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Education Minister Pan Wen-chung says more than 2,000 foreign students from 11 countries and areas, who are graduating this year, will be allowed to return to Taiwan soon.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says business travellers arriving from certain countries will be allowed to apply to shorten the length of their mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entering Taiwan, starting from 22 June.
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a webinar on the subject "The day after the coronavirus crisis - Multidisciplinary and comparative research on corona exit strategies" with guest speaker Professor Deborah Shmueli from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel.
A Taoyuan electronics production facility has been shut down, after another confirmed Covid-19 case there
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting 17 new domestic and 48 imported Covid-19 cases
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is planning to allow business travellers to enter in March and to shorten the quarantine period for all arrivals
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In lieu of diplomatic relations, Taiwan pursues artistic ones, transforming arts and culture into the next big export
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MOFA says vaccination proof is not always required when travelling to other countries.
Health authorities have strengthened vaccination rules as the Covid-19 caseload spiked in recent days
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised the use of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine in children aged from 6 to 11
The cabinet is requesting lawmakers approve a one-year extension of the government's special coronavirus relief act and its associated budget through 30 June of next year
Public health officials have amended requirements that asymptomatic Covid patients or those with mild infections have to meet in order to leave quarantine
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The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has launched a new coronavirus subsidy programme for restaurants and food and beverage operators
A survey by parent groups in northern Taiwan shows that a majority are in favour of suspending in-person classes at schools from the junior-high level and below due to the on-going surge in domestic coronavirus cases
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says that, from today, people who have received three shots of a coronavirus vaccine will no longer have to isolate for three days if someone in their household tests positive for the disease
Courtesy of ICRT Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) is assuring the public that there are ample supplies in aquatic products and agricultural produce that can be ordered online.
The Taiwan government has rolled out a slew of coronavirus control measures for medical institutions due to the surge in domestic infections.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says more vaccines should be arriving in Taiwan soon, although he did not provide a precise date.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has revised its coronavirus testing regulations for self-health management
The European Commission is proposing to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa, the Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, received a negative test result or recovered from Covid-19.
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a webinar on the topic of "Covid-19 vaccination practice: Lessons from Israel" featuring guest speaker Dr Manfred Green, Professor of Public Health at the University of Haifa in Israel.
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Nearly 90-percent of German businesses in Taiwan say they are pleased with the island's anti-coronavirus efforts.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says Taiwan has now passed the peak of its domestic Covid-19 wave
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 170 new coronavirus cases and 18 deaths yesterday, marking the fourth consecutive day that Taiwan has seen fewer than 200 new cases.
Taiwan's tourism sector says demand for US-bound flights is soaring and pushing up ticket prices to most destinations in North America.
Austria and Germany have both announced plans to relax coronavirus measures only weeks after pushing for compulsory vaccinations to curb the spread of infections
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all travellers to Taiwan are now required to have six coronavirus tests in the first 22 days of their arrival
The Taipei European School is set to reopen for the new semester on 23 August.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says over 300,000 people have made appointments to get the locally produced Medigen coronavirus vaccine next week.
The European Commission has reached a first agreement with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase a potential vaccine against Covid-19 as well as to donate to lower and middle income countries or redirect to other European countries, according to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted its public transport face mask mandate.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the government could re-open Taiwan's borders quarantine-free for arrivals in October. However, center spokesman Zhuang Ren-xiang says that will not likely in the early part of the month.
Restaurants in New Taipei will be allowed to resume dine-in services from today, while public sports and amusement venues in the city are also reopening.
Education Minister Pan Wen-zhong says some 93% of students aged between 12 and 18 are expressing a willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
As the coronavirus outbreaks appear to be under control, health minister Chen Shih-chung says more easings of restrictions may be coming.
Foreigners wait for Taiwan to reopen its doors
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Taipei health officials are helping six city hospitals set up specialty clinics to deal with the after-effects of Covid-19
Taiwan's front-line workers are getting ready for the first wave of AstraZeneca vaccines.
Following Italy's move to lock down the whole country in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, over the weekend the German government joined a host of other countries in announcing that it will shut its borders with Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people arriving in Taiwan who wish to spend their quarantine and "self-initiated epidemic prevention" periods at different locations will be permitted to switch locations once
Over a million people have applied for childcare subsidies already.
The EU and the US have committed to continuing to support the COVAX Facility and encourage more donors to make two billion vaccine doses available worldwide by late 2021.
CECC mulling easing quarantine & border controls
CECC officials are warning of a possible spike in local BA.5 Covid case numbers, in the coming weeks
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people arriving in Taiwan will faceslightly less restrictive protocols on where they can stay beginning on 1 September
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Health experts are advising people who have not yet received two coronavirus vaccine shots to do so as soon as possible due to the current surge in Omicron subvariant BA.4 and BA.5 cases.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is keeping the basic electricity rate at the current price of NT$2.6253 per kilowatt-hour.
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The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has reduced the coronavirus isolation period from seven to five days.
Just a week after announcing an emergency 50 basis point rate cut, the US Federal Reserve cut rates today by a further full percentage point to a range of 0-0.25%.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the island's first dose coronavirus vaccine coverage rate now stands at 91%.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will allocate 10% more Covid-19 vaccines to Taipei and New Taipei.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported fewer than 200 new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day yesterday for the first time since 15 May.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is tightening quarantine regulations for flight crew members who have not received a coronavirus vaccination and mandating antibody tests for those who are fully vaccinated.
The government's Lunar New Year holiday quarantine programme has kicked off
The government is partially lifting an entry ban on foreign spouses of Taiwanese citizens and their underage children with immediate effect.
The Tourism Bureau is extending quarantine hotel subsidies until the end of the year.
Taiwan is considering lifting its entry ban on overseas workers amid a labour shortage
The local job market improved in August amid easing concerns over Covid-19
President Tsai Ing-wen says a locally-developed coronavirus vaccine is expected to be available in the coming months.
The ECCT hosted a Special Lunch examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Taiwan’s economy.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is currently planning measures to shorten quarantine periods for people arriving in Taiwan
The mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers to Taiwan will be cut from seven days to three, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting 51 new imported coronavirus cases
The ECCT hosted a Special Lunch on the economic outlook for 2022 featuring guest speaker Tony MC Phoo, Senior Economist for Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan
ECCT directors give their insights on the business and economic trends to watch in the year ahead
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ECCT directors give their insights on the business and economic trends to watch in the year ahead
By Duncan Levine
New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih says his administration is suspending on-site classes at two schools in the city after a student at each of them tested positive for the coronavirus.
The debate around the need for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) often focuses on the staggering costs involved with such schemes, but as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics make an ever greater impact on labour markets we may have no alternative.
By Lee Faulkner
Taiwan is facing a shortage of migrant workers and the government is belatedly taking action to improve their rights and future prospects. However, it remains questionable if changes will go far enough to recognise and value the vital role they play in Taiwan's economic and social development.
By Paul Shelton
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 874 local cases of Covid-19
China Airlines has cancelled its scheduled 17 April flight to Palau under the bilateral "travel bubble" due to low demand.
Travellers from Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan's 14 diplomatic allies are now allowed to enter Taiwan visa-free.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lowered its global Covid-19 pandemic travel warning to level two, effective from tomorrow.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 65,446 new coronavirus cases, of which 65,385 were domestic infections and 61 were imported cases
As concerns over domestic coronavirus infections rise, the vaccination rate is going up quickly.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center will implement a six-point plan to curb the recent rise in domestic coronavirus cases.
What happens when the gig economy is less free, less flexible and less satisfying than what was originally promised?
By Joanna Lee
The Taiwan government's tax revenues have continued to rise despite the hit to the economy from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Transport Minister Lin Chia-lung says the first trial tour groups could make the rounds in Taiwan as soon as the end of May.
The ECCT, in conjunction with ICRT, hosted a lunch on the topic "Dealing with the coronavirus outbreak - Precautions and contingencies for business".
In the absence of a vaccine or definitive treatment, authorities are focusing on containment while individuals should focus on their personal hygiene and staying healthy
By Duncan Levine
One of the world's biggest computer and technology trade shows - Computex - has been cancelled amid fears over the continuing spread of Covid-19 in other parts of the world.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it is adjusting its coronavirus quarantine rules to allow people at lower risk of spreading the disease to be released early from hospital to avoid any strains on capacity
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the island's border controls will not be tightened, despite concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant
How the former Academia Sinica lab worker got infected with Covid-19 remains a question
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has revised its regulations regarding class suspensions and school closures due to coronavirus cases
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says foreign relatives of Taiwanese citizens and some residency holders can now apply for a visa to enter Taiwan
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people in quarantine after being identified as a close contact of a coronavirus case and new arrivals to Taiwan, will now take a rapid antigen test instead of a PCR test at the end of their quarantine period.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says visits to patients in chronic disease wards are now allowed during designated time slots, in view of the improving Covid-19 situation in Taiwan
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says private individuals are now allowed to import up to 100 coronavirus rapid antigen tests, for personal use, without first obtaining permission
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday raised its local transmission stage warning to level 2 and announced a ban on large-scale gatherings as it tightened Covid-19 prevention measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid an increase in domestically transmitted cases in recent weeks.
The ECCT hosted a webinar on the role of ventilators in the Covid-19 pandemic, covering the medical use of ventilators as well as the business of the ventilator market.
Taiwan's Minister of Labour Hsu Ming-chun says officials from Taiwan and Indonesia are scheduled to hold a fresh round of talks later this month in a bid to resolve a dispute over Jakarta's pending policy on placement fees for its migrant workers.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center has issued Level 2 travel alerts for 10 European and Mid-East countries due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The Ministry of the Interior says life expectancy in Taiwan fell sharply last year.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will begin administering Medigen's locally-produced coronavirus vaccine on 23 August.
Taoyuan International Airport is gearing up for the lifting of border control on Thursday after enduring more than two years and seven months of emptiness.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says health officials will make a decision within two weeks whether to allow the administering of second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) coronavirus vaccine to people aged between 12 and 17
Local drug maker, Medigen, says it is seeking an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its coronavirus vaccine candidate after its Phase II clinical trials showed promising results.
To jab or not to jab, that is the question
By Mike Jewell
Taiwan's domestic carriers have been bleeding cash and reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
Health officials are seeing a high positivity rate among passengers arriving in Taiwan on long-haul flights
With the worst outbreak of a communicable disease for a century creating headlines around the world, the efforts of Taiwan's agency tasked with preventing non-communicable diseases has continued its work largely out of the limelight.
By Mark Caltonhill
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be lifting the requirement that all travellers entering Taiwan get a pre-flight coronavirus PCR test from midnight on Sunday
As students head back to school this month, it might not be 'business as usual' just yet
By Joanna Lee
The Central Epidemic Command Center has placed Hong Kong back on its list of regions from which business travellers can apply for shorter quarantine periods on their arrival in Taiwan.
Amnesty International's Taiwan office is slamming plans to fine coronavirus patients who break their mandatory quarantine to vote in the upcoming local government elections.
Gruelling cycling events bring international athletes to Taiwan - or did, until Covid-19 knocked everything askew
By Mark Caltonhill
A Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer of the United States and Germany's BioNTech has been found to be more than 90% effective, according to new independent analysis.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government could begin easing face mask mandates in July, when it also hopes to lift at least some border controls
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people with mild coronavirus infections will no longer have to quarantine from 20 March.
The Ministry of Labour has announced that the period of time for which workers who take unpaid leave can claim financial relief has been increased from 12 to 24 months.
South Korea says it will seek to accelerate talks on quarantine-free travel bubble agreements with several countries, including Taiwan.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says it will soon be administering the 1.24 million shots of AstraZeneca vaccine received last week from Japan.
A poll by TVBS shows that 86% of respondents are willing to get vaccinated against coronavirus, nearly double the number in an early April survey.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be easing its indoor face mask mandate on 20 February as part of its move to lift Covid-19 related regulations islandwide.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending its level 2 coronavirus alert for another two weeks, but swimming pools and national parks will be allowed to conditionally re-open from today.
The Central Epidemic Command Center has announced that face masks may go from "required" to "recommended" for those on public transport systems and school buses starting on 17 April.
The coronavirus pandemic has given companies and employees a mandatory crash course in remote working, offering valuable insights and best practices
By Duncan Levine
The New Taipei City government has banned all on-site dining from today following confirmation that coronavirus cluster cases in the Banqiao District are of the Delta variant. The ban will remain in effect for one week.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) currently has no plans to elevate the nationwide level 2 coronavirus alert
Business groups panned the minimum wage hike for 2022 proposed by a Ministry of Labor committee Friday, worried that it will hurt service sector companies hit hard by Covid-19. However, labour groups are generally supporting it
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 44,361 new local cases of Covid-19 on Sunday
Taiwan's exports grew for a 20th consecutive month in February, up more than 34% from the same month in 2021
As the number of people infected by the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to rise all across the globe, employers are facing a number of challenges. This article takes a look at the legal obligations and offers some advice to employers.
Taiwan's health minister, Chen Shih-chung, is reiterating that the "3 4" quarantine formula is the most likely next step in relaxing border restrictions. However, he's also stressing that it's currently "not the time" to cancel quarantine requirements entirely for arrivals.
A new online system for scheduling coronavirus vaccine appointments has begun accepting registrations from eligible recipients nationwide.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending its nationwide level 3 coronavirus alert, but easing some regulations to allow more social activities.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people visiting family or friends in hospital will not be required to show proof of a same-day negative rapid test beginning tomorrow.
The Ministry of Culture says a new coronavirus relief programme offering subsidies of up to NT$2.5 million to arts and cultural groups will be launched in the coming weeks.
People will soon be able to get the locally-produced coronavirus vaccine.
Seismic shifts are taking place in how work gets done, but can society handle them and how will Taiwan adapt?
By Mike Jewell
Health minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is currently not considering strengthening quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated flight crew members when they return to Taiwan from long-haul assignments
The Ministry of Labour says it is considering lifting the entry ban on migrant workers to address the ongoing labour shortage
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will take delivery of a shipment of 600,000 doses of Moderna's second-generation coronavirus vaccine tomorrow. The vaccine targets the original virus and the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.
The Ministry of Education says non-resident international students will be banned from entering Taiwan from 15 December until 11 February
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the government is ready for a large-scale inoculation campaign.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed that the current weekly cap of 25,000 visitor arrivals has been raised to 40,000 with immediate effect and pre-entry PCR test requirements for certain groups of people will soon be removed.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it plans to revise two current border regulations before lifting the quarantine requirement for arriving travellers
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is now partially suspending coronavirus contact tracing and a new disease control model is being put into place
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 575 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, of which 431 were domestic infections
ECCT members are working together with the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), EU Member State representative offices, local partners and Taiwan authorities in the process to procure and ship medical supplies and equipment to Europe that are urgently-needed to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says Moderna's second-generation coronavirus vaccine will be the only option for people planning to get a third booster shot.Eligible recipients must take the shot a minimum of three months after their second booster
Education Minister Pan Wen-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will begin the vaccination of some 1.25 million 12-17 years olds with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on 23 September.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending its current level 2 coronavirus alert until at least September 20 due to the continuing confirmation of domestically transmitted cases with unknown sources of origin.
Taiwan's domestic tourism is booming under Covid-19, but is it sustainable for the outlying islands?
By Joanna Lee
European Chambers of Commerce around the world that are members of the European Business Organisations Worldwide Network (EBO WWN) recently surveyed their members to gauge the economic impact of Covid-19 in their respective countries.
Taiwan has begun implementing several new measures on Monday as part of its loosening of border restrictions with the promise that restrictions could be further relaxed in April
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says that the first dose Covid vaccinationcoverage rate among children aged between 5 and 11 has now passed 60%.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center says shopping time at traditional markets will be limited to one hour in order to avoid overcrowding.
Premier Su Tseng-chang says vaccines donated by Japan will go first to the elderly and those who are immunocompromised.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted some of its restrictions on large gatherings, social distancing and the need for face masks, after reporting no new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases for 56 consecutive days.
Those picking up family members or friends returning from overseas at the airport should wear gloves and keep their vehicle windows open to reduce the spread of Covid-19
The Central Epidemic Command Center says it hopes to expand its coronavirus vaccination programme after 1.75-million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in two shipments this week.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) today reported 40 new cases of Covid-19, all but one of which were domestic infections, marking the 13th consecutive day that the number of new cases has been below 100.
Medigen says all participants in the Phase three clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine now have two shots of either the Medigen or AstraZeneca brands
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says that Taiwan's full coronavirus vaccination rate has now hit 60%
The Central Epidemic Command Center(CECC) is urging essential workers in certain government-regulated industries to get a second coronavirus vaccine shot before 17 December
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the government will resume visa-freeentry privileges from 12 September for travellers from Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and all of Taiwan's 14 diplomatic allies
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 54,929 new coronavirus cases yesterday.
Health minister Chen Shih-chung says if the number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 130,000 or 150,000, the number of cases going undetected will likely increase "significantly."
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people who receive the coronavirus vaccine here in Taiwan will be entitled to take two days off work.
Taiwan's health minister Chen Shih-chung says the government has now granted authorisation for emergency use of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.
The face mask mandate on campuses and at educational institutions will be relaxed from today.
The outbreak of Covid-19 is testing how well businesses are prepared to deal with disruptions to their operations
By Duncan Levine
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a series of guidelines for the hosting of large events, which are defined as those being attended by at least 1,000 people.
Health minister Chen Shih-Chung says Taiwan is considering lifting pre-flight PCR Covid-19 testing requirements for arrivals from low-risk countries
Is public compliance with Covid restrictions weakening? Mobility data show people are staying at home less
By Mike Jewell
Taiwan is joining the growing list of countries calling for an investigation into alleged war crimes by Russian troops in Ukraine
Our intense focus on the short-term investment results of pension and social support funds means we overlook their longer-term sustainability. To keep them solvent we all need to understand and be honest about who is shouldering the risks involved.
By Lee Faulkner
Tourists who took the inaugural "travel bubble" flight from Taiwan to Palau have returned to Taiwan.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the next round of coronavirus vaccinations, providing first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, will begin on 15 October.
The Central Epidemic Command Center is extending the current level 2 coronavirus alert for two weeks until 18 October. However, some restrictions will be eased
Taiwan will maintain its current border restrictions, including a weekly arrivals cap of 25,000, for the time being, due to concerns over rising case numbers globally and the newest Omicron subvariants
The Taoyuan International Airport Corporation says it will be expanding the number of coronavirus testing facilities this week as part of efforts to ensure that no cases of the coronavirus Delta variant enter Taiwan undetected.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesman Zhuang Ren-xiang says Taiwan and other non-United Nations member countries will be allotted 1.3 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine in the first round of COVAX vaccine distribution.
The government may rent entire hotels to meet quarantine needs for the peak Lunar New Year travel period
The Central Epidemic Control Center (CECC) is clearing its list of "high-risk" countries
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is seeking to sign an agreement with US drug maker Moderna to manufacture its coronavirus vaccine here in Taiwan
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that quarantine for new arrivals to Taiwan will soon be reduced to a "7 7" system, of 7 days of quarantine, and 7 days of self-health management
Taiwan's cabinet has allocated an additional NT$79.2 billion in funding for the procurement and development of coronavirus vaccines.
Taiwan's Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) has raised its forecast for Taiwan’s full year 2021 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth to 5.46%.
Taiwan's official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for June rose slightly from a month earlier by 0.1 points to 53.6. According to a news release from the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), it was the 24th consecutive month that the PMI remained above the neutral level, indicating growth ahead
The Ministry of Transport says national scenic areas and theme parks island wide will be observing government mandated capacity restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus during the Lunar New Year holiday.
Taiwan received its first batch of 930,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. A rollout is expected to begin as early as mid-September
A rollercoaster of Covid-19 challenges, opportunities keeps local companies coasting
By Douglas Habecker
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the self-isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 will be reduced starting from 14 November.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang has announced tentative plans to downgrade the current status of Covid-19 and officially disband the centre in May.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has confirmed that a total of 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have arrived in Taiwan.
The ECCT hosted a lunch on the topic "Dealing with the coronavirus in China - Plans and contingencies of European businesses".
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it's preparing to set up thousands of community vaccination stations in the next few months, with the goal of administering one million doses of coronavirus vaccine per week.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is relaxing regulations regarding the timeframe for coronavirus testing of foreign nationals travelling to Taiwan.
Researchers have found that the mortality rate of pneumonia and influenza in Taiwan dropped to the lowest level in a decade last year.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has begun its rollout of Covid-19 vaccinebooster shots
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced plans to handle the influx of travellers set to arrive in Taiwan through the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday period
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is shooting down rumours that it has approved a third shot of coronavirus vaccine
The mayors of Taipei and New Taipei both told residents of their respective cities to only go to a Covid-19 testing site to take a PCR test if they have already taken a rapid test and tested positive
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says local pharmacies will soon be allowed to distribute coronavirus antiviral drugs to people quarantined at home
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday reported just under 88,300new Covid-19 cases, of which just 46 were imported infections
Taiwan's official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for May compiled by the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) came in at 53.5
Two Control Yuan members have started investigating the CECC's decision to loosen quarantine restrictions on airline pilots and crew.
Spokesperson for the Central Epidemic Command Center Zhuang Ren-xiang said it will announce adjustments to the country's vaccination priority list for long-term care facility workers within the next few days.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says it's planning to rank countries based on their coronavirus risks, as the government seeks to determine how to allow travellers and tourists to return to Taiwan once the island's borders are re-opened.
The Central Epidemic Command Center will be testing all arriving travellers for the coronavirus from today and they will also be required to test negative two more times before the end of their 14-day quarantine period.
Car sales in Taiwan for June 2021 plunged to a 12 year-low due to the pandemic but are higher than last year for the first six months of 2021.
Book publications in Taiwan last year have hit a two-decade low.
As Taiwan closes its borders to foreign nationals during the current global coronavirus outbreak, those hoping to put roots down in Taiwan have their plans upended, and face uncertain futures
By Joanna Lee
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says, the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Taiwan can begin as early as mid-September, after the first shipment arrives in the country today
A second shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Taiwan with customized labels.
The Financial Supervisory Commission says local insurance companies have now paid out more than NT$4 billion in coronavirus-related insurance claims
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas will now have saliva samples collected at the airport, rather than be subject to a nasal swab, for PCR testing, starting from today
President Tsai Ing-wen is defending the development of domestic coronavirus vaccines - saying the government has tried its best to take delivery of 20 million doses ordered from overseas to ensure people here can be vaccinated.
Lawmakers have passed a draft amendment to increase the special budget supporting coronavirus economic relief measures from NT$420 billion to N840 billion.
Migrant workers continue to face discriminatory treatment while the failure of many Taiwanese companies to enable remote working places employees at risk of infection
By Hilton Yip
Thailand is welcoming back international visitors from today to its famous southern resort island of Phuket without having to be cooped up in a hotel room for a 14-day quarantine but only if they're vaccinated against the coronavirus.
A survey by the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families shows that the recent domestic coronavirus outbreak that has forced people to stay at home is affecting the relationships between parents and their children, with more than half of parents feeling negative emotions.
The Central Epidemic Command Center yesterday reported 56 new coronavirus cases, including a new case in a cluster infection caused by the Delta variant in Pingtung.
The EU has named 14 countries whose citizens will be allowed to travel to the EU, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The European Union says vaccine maker AstraZeneca has agreed to supply nine million additional doses to the 27-nation bloc during the first quarter.
All incoming travellers to Taiwan must now provide a negative coronavirus test. According to the new "Fall-Winter" regulations beginning today, all travellers to Taiwan, including Taiwanese citizens, must include a Covid-19 nucleic acid test before boarding their flight.