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Virus Outbreak: CECC shares long-weekend guidelines

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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, center, and four other officials hold cup lids marked with a zero at a news conference in Taipei yesterday to highlight that there have been no reported new COVID-19 cases for five consecutive days.
Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday released disease prevention guidelines ahead of the three-day International Workers’ Day weekend that starts today, as it reported no new COVID-19 cases for the fifth straight day.

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Virus Outbreak: Public support key to ‘zero’ cases: Chen

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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo courtesy of Central Epidemic Command Center via CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported no new COVID-19 infections for a third consecutive day, thanking the public for cooperating with and supporting the center since its establishment 100 days ago.

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Bail for paint suspects lambasted

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Former Causeway Bay Books manager Lam Wing-kei, center, shows red paint in his hair at a forum in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

The bail set for suspects who allegedly threw red paint at former Causeway Bay Books manager Lam Wing-kei (林榮基) was tantamount to encouraging such acts of violence, academics said yesterday.

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Virus Outbreak: President apologizes for ship infections

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President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday arrives at a news conference at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei at which she apologized for the handling of a COVID-19 cluster on board the navy supply ship Panshih.
Photo: CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday apologized for the handling of a cluster of COVID-19 cases on board a navy ship that has left 28 crew infected, saying that as commander-in-chief, she holds ultimate responsibility for the military.

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Lawmaker reveals three passport design proposals

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Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chung Chia-pin explains three design proposals for a revised passport cover at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Lu Yi-hsuan, Taipei Times

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chung Chia-pin (鍾佳濱) yesterday unveiled three design proposals for a revised passport cover, at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee in Taipei.

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Virus Outbreak: Twenty-two new infections confirmed

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Soldiers from the military’s chemical units disinfect the Panshih supply ship at Zuoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung yesterday.
Photo: EPA-EFE / Ministry of National Defense handout

Twenty-two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, with 21 coming from the navy supply ship Panshih (磐石) and one imported case, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.

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Virus Outbreak: No new cases for third time in week

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People take pictures of the Grand Hotel in Taipei yesterday, which illuminated some of its rooms to spell out the word “Zero” after Taiwan reported no new COVID-19 cases for the third day this week.
Photo: EPA

Taiwan yesterday again registered no new cases of COVID-19 — the third time this week — as the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said that travelers arriving from Southeast Asia, where the pandemic appears to be getting worse, would be the focus of stricter screening.

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DHARAMSHALA, November 10: A teenaged Tibetan man passed away in his self-immolation protest in eastern Tibet on Saturday, AFP said citing China’s state news agency Xinhua.

The 18-year-old became the seventh Tibetan to set himself on fire in the last four days, making this the deadliest week since the wave of self-immolation protests began in 2009.

Now, 70 Tibetans have set themselves ablaze, protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet and demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and freedom in Tibet.