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2021/05/12 | TNL Staff

16 Domestic Cases Reported; Taipei, New Taipei, Yilan Affected

10 domestically-acquired Covid-19 infections appeared in New Taipei City, with others in Taipei’s Wanhua District and in Yilan County. Though Chen said a move to tighter restrictions on gatherings is possible this week, no new lockdown-like rules were released today.

2021/05/11 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Grapples With Community Transmission as a Cluster in Yilan County Emerges

A cluster of five domestic cases is linked to a baccarat game hall in Yilan’s Luodong Township.

2021/05/03 | TNL Staff

Covid-19 Infections Linked to Airport Hotel

Since Thursday, a total of 16 domestic cases have been reported to have links with a quarantine hotel at Taoyuan International Airport.

2021/04/30 | TNL Staff

Water Supply Suspension in Central Taiwan To Continue Despite Recent Rainfall

The long-waited rain has temporarily eased pressure on the water supply, but the suspension in central Taiwan is likely to continue.

2021/04/28 | TNL Staff

Three Locally Acquired Covid-19 Cases, International School Closes for Week

Three domestically acquired cases of Covid-19 have led to a school closure in New Taipei City and the partial closure of a school in Taoyuan.

2021/04/20 | TNL Staff

How Bad Is Taiwan’s Drought?

Most reservoirs in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli are less than 15% full. Several in central Taiwan are less than 10% full.

2021/04/19 | TNL Staff

Fire Breaks Out at Taipei Q Square Shopping Mall

The latest reports from Apple Daily state that the fire originated in the Palais de Chine Hotel.

2021/04/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwanese American Investors Hold Fundraiser To Support Taroko Train Crash Victims

More than US$85,000 was brought in by the event, which the organizers plan to donate to the Taitung city government for their second phase of recovery efforts.

2021/04/15 | TNL Staff

Two More Taiwan’s Indigenous Languages Available On Wikipedia

Atayal and Seediq joined the Sakizaya language in the growing ranks of Indigenous languages that have become available in the online encyclopedia.

2021/04/12 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Taiwan expanded the access of Covid-19 vaccines to government officials and workers involved in disease prevention, as well as non-medical workers who are highly likely to be exposed to the coronavirus.

2021/04/04 | TNL Staff

Can Godzilla and Kong Fight on the Ever Given?

Can a fight between Godzilla and King Kong take place on the Ever Given?

2021/04/02 | TNL Staff

Most Fatal Train Accident in 40 Years in Taiwan

The train, a Taroko Express Train No. 408 departing from Shulin in New Taipei City bound for Taitung on Taiwan’s east coast, derailed in the Daqingshui tunnel at around 9:35 a.m. 50 passengers have been reported dead, and 146 have been hospitalized.

2021/03/30 | TNL Staff

How Big Is the Container Ship That Blocked the Suez Canal for Nearly a Week?

The Ever Given is is one of the largest container ships in operation. But how big it exactly is?

2021/03/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan To Start Inoculations With AstraZeneca’s Vaccine as Early as Next Week

Chen said medical workers are the first group to be vaccinated, and around 60,000 are in line to receive the jab.

2021/03/16 | TNL Staff

IOC Turns Down Calls for Boycott of Beijing Olympics

The IOC chief opposes a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying it only hurts athletes.

2021/03/12 | TNL Staff

Is Taiwan’s Water Too Cheap?

Currently, Taiwanese people enjoy the cheapest water in Asia, with NT$9.2 charged per unit on average.

2021/03/11 | TNL Staff

Fukushima 10 Years On

Few earthquakes leave scars in the environment and society that are felt 10 years on. Not, however, for the disaster that struck Fukushima on March 11, 2011.