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Taiwan’s 2022 in Review
From the largest public displays of protest in a generation arising in China to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the most important developments internationally in the past year had a profound influence on Taiwan and the region.
An Interview With Chen Shih-chung: Rebuilding a Culture of Trust and Collaboration in the Taipei City Government
Chen Shih-chung said the first thing he would like to do as a mayor is build a team with a shared sense of trust. He considers this to be important because his own abilities can’t compare with that of 80,000 people working together. “If a group is involved in a common project, this is essential.”
Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Restrictions Extended for Two More Weeks
“The situation has been improving, but the criteria for moving to a lower level of alert have not been met yet,” Chen said.
‘The Pandemic is Ebbing:’ Taiwan’s Health Minister
Taiwan's recent outbreak of Covid-19 is slowly coming under control, with the reproduction number for the virus steadily declining, health officials say.
Non-Resident Foreign Nationals Banned Entry to Taiwan as Surge in Infections Continues
Health minister Chen Shih-chung said Taiwan will ban entry to foreign nationals without a residence permit from May 19 to June 18, with exceptions for emergency and humanitarian purposes.
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.
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.
Belgium Stuck With AstraZeneca Jabs — and Why That Matters for Taiwan
The task of reassuring the public that AstraZeneca vaccines were safe was not easy. Officials in Belgium and Taiwan have met the challenge.
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.
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.