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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.

2021/04/01 | Bryan Chou

First Taiwanese-Developed Vaccine May Be Available as Early as July

Taiwanese biopharma company MVC said Tuesday that it is looking to offer one to two million Covid-19 vaccine doses as early as July after receiving the Taiwanese Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization.

2021/03/23 | Patrick Ng

Taiwan Has Raised Health Insurance Premiums. What Reforms Are Next?

Patrick Ng speaks on how the country’s healthcare system will be and should be reformed after the pandemic.

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.

2021/03/13 | Patrick Ng

With Vaccines in Hand, What’s Next for Taiwan’s Covid-19 Response?

Patrick Ng speaks on what may be the final stages of Taiwan’s pandemic response — and how the healthcare system will be irrevocably changed.

2021/03/06 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Health Minister Lowers Expectations on Vaccine Passports

Taiwan’s health minister suggests that the government is not easing restrictions by rolling out vaccine passports any time soon.

2021/03/02 | East Asia Forum

Global Vaccination Is Still a Jab in the Dark

Asian countries have largely done a good job containing Covid-19, but the slow rollout of vaccination programs threatens to undermine their successes.

2021/01/29 | Syrena Lin

Taiwan Mishandled a Hospital Outbreak During SARS. The Government Learned From It

Taiwan's government, having learned a painful lesson from the Hoping Hospital lockdown, is dealing with the cluster infection at the Taoyuan hospital cautiously in order to prevent the history from repeating itself.

2021/01/14 | Voice of America

Taiwanese Health Official Warns Against Reliance on Coronavirus Vaccines

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung warns people globally to keep up their guard against Covid-19 even as vaccines emerge.

2021/01/12 | TNL Staff

Hospital Evacuation After Two Local Infections Confirmed

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today two cases of local Covid-19 infections. A physician contracted the virus from a patient and passed it to a nurse.

2020/12/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Tightens Border Control After Reporting First Case of Covid-19 Variant

Taiwan's government announced foreign visitors will not be allowed to enter Taiwan from January 1, in response to the first case of the British variant of Covid-19.

2020/12/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Reports First Domestic Covid-19 Case Since April

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today the first domestically-acquired case of Covid-19 in Taiwan since April 12.

2020/12/01 | TNL Staff

New Rules for Overseas Taiwanese on Health Insurance Proposed

The new rules, as a part of the government's efforts to reduce the long-run deficit in the budget for the national healthcare system, are expected to affect more than 170,000 Taiwanese people living abroad.

2020/11/26 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan Secures 15 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With Native Development Underway

Taiwan has signed the first bilateral deal for a Covid-19 vaccine and is negotiating for three others. Native vaccine development is in progress.

2020/11/25 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Next Two Weeks ‘Critical’ for Japan

As cases begin an upswing into a third wave in Japan, experts fear that too many Japanese people have become indifferent to the dangers posed by the virus and are taking more risks.

2020/11/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan To Tighten Rules After a Rise in Imported Covid-19 Cases

Taiwan, a success story in containing the spread of novel coronavirus, is tightening regulations in response to a rise of imported cases.

2020/09/14 | Voice of America

The Price of Beijing's Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

With few options for obtaining doses, many of the countries China is targeting may mute their objections to Beijing’s policies on issues such as the contested South China Sea