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Outbreak seems to be stabilizing: Chen

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Medical workers operate a COVID-19 rapid screening station outside New Taipei City Hospital’s Sanchong Branch yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

The COVID-19 situation appears to be relatively stable and on a downward trend, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said yesterday, as he reported 185 domestic COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths.

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COVID-19: Riskier areas to receive more vaccines

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Medical staff administer a shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a person at a care home in Chiayi County yesterday.
Photo: Wang Shan-yen, Taipei Times

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday said that cities and counties with a higher risk of COVID-19 infection would receive 5 or 10 percent more vaccine doses in the next distribution round.

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Traditional markets to be controlled

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A police officer standing at the entrance to a traditional market in Taipei yesterday holds a sign urging people to follow disease prevention measures.
Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced five crowd control measures for traditional and night markets as it reported 335 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections, eight backlogged cases and 36 deaths.

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COVID-19: CECC reports highest daily death toll

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Shoppers throng a traditional market in Taipei yesterday, despite a level 3 alert aimed at containing the COVID-19 outbreak.
Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 476 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, 35 backlogged cases and 37 deaths.

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said that most of the total of 511 cases live in New Taipei City, with 229 cases, followed by Taipei with 144, Miaoli County with 66, Taoyuan with 16, Keelung with 13 and Changhua County with 11.

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Japanese donation of vaccines arrives

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The text “Taiwan loves Japan” is displayed on Taipei 101 yesterday after Japan sent Taiwan with 1.24 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which arrived in Taiwan yesterday.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

A shipment of 1.24 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Japan yesterday arrived in Taiwan, with the flight reportedly accompanied by a US military aircraft, while Washington announced its plan to share vaccine doses with allies, including Taiwan.

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COVID-19: Taiwan adds 321 new virus cases

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Illuminated words of encouragement are displayed on the 85 Sky Tower in Kaohsiung’s Lingya District yesterday evening amid a nationwide COVID-19 outbreak.
Photo: Chang Chung-yi, Taipei Times

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 321 new local COVID-19 infections and two deaths, while an additional 400 cases that had been delayed in reporting have been added to the daily confirmed cases reported from Sunday last week to Friday.

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Blinken urges WHO to invite Taiwan

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The flag of the WHO flies at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 5.
Photo: AFP

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday urged the WHO to invite Taiwan to participate in the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer, saying that China’s objections are to blame for Taiwan’s exclusion from the organization.

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Relatives of victims of political repression share their family stories at a news conference in New Taipei City yesterday to launch of a new book on the White Terror.
Photo courtesy of the Preparatory Office of the National Human Rights Museum

Long Night’s Journey (走過長夜), an anthology of the accounts of 57 Taiwanese political prisoners and victims of state repression during the White Terror era, was released yesterday by the Preparatory Office of National Human Rights Museum.