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Third nurse infected in hospital cluster

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Taoyuan General Hospital in the city’s Taoyuan District is pictured yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported the fifth COVID-19 case in a cluster infection at a Taoyuan hospital, where four other medical workers were confirmed to have been infected over the past week.

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Virus Outbreak: Doctor treating COVID patients infected

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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung takes part in a news conference at the Central Epidemic Command Center in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The first case of a doctor contracting COVID-19 after treating an infected patient was one of two locally transmitted cases and two imported cases reported by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday.


Farmers’ association paid in yuan: DPP

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Shueili Borough Warden Chen Kuei-you, third left, and Democratic Progressive Party Nantou County chapter member Tseng Tsung-kai, center, take part in a news conference in Nantou County yesterday calling attention to a local farmers’ association paying its members in Chinese yuan.
Photo: Chang Hsieh-sheng, Taipei Times

Nantou County’s Lugu Township (鹿谷) Farmers’ Association paid its members in Chinese currency twice in 2017, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said yesterday.


PRC propaganda unrelenting: report

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An undated photograph shows the logo of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research in Taipei.
Photo: Aaron Tu, Taipei Times

Beijing will persist in its disinformation campaign against Taiwan, the Institute for National Defense and Security Research said in its latest report on Chinese political and military developments.


Chinese incursions highest since 1996

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A Chinese H-6 bomber flies near the median line of the Taiwan Strait on Sept. 18 last year.
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The number of Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) last year was the highest since 1996, with the majority of them occurring in the zone’s southwest, a government-funded report has said.


Trump signs Taiwan Assurance Act

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Presidential Office spokesman Xavier Chang speaks to reporters at a briefing in Taipei on Oct. 20.
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The US$2.3 trillion government spending package that US President Donald Trump finally signed on Sunday evening incorporates the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2020, as well as money to support activities under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework initiative launched in 2015.


VIRUS OUTBREAK: Government still mulling UK travel ban

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A UK government travel ban public notice is pictured at Kings Cross train station in London on Sunday.
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The government is considering whether to ban flights from the UK as other countries have done to stem the spread of a new strain of COVID-19 that is reportedly more infectious, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said yesterday, adding that the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) would make the final decision on the matter.

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From right, National Chengchi University College of Law professor Faung Kai-lin yesterday speaks at a news conference in Taipei as New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang, NPP caucus convener Hsu Yung-ming, and National Taipei University law professor Chen Yen-liang listen.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

The New Power Party (NPP) and civic group representatives yesterday called for rules requiring companies to disclose their beneficial owners and allowing minority shareholders to bring direct actions against board members ahead of a legislative review of draft amendments to the Company Act (公司法) planned for today.