Taiwan sees zero local Covid cases for first time in several months

Taiwan saw zero local Covid cases today, August 25, for the first time since May. There was one death and one imported case.

Taiwan started providing jabs of vaccines from local firm Medigen this week. There have been some criticism and doubts due to the vaccine not having completed clinical trial. There has one death already among those who took Medigen.

Lawmakers from the ruling parties of Taiwan and Japan will hold online talks on Friday, August 27 on security issues.


Taiwan’s water woes may have been “saved” by typhoons and heavy rain this summer, but they will still happen in the future due to climate change, as reported in Al-Jazeera.

The authorities intend to stiffen rules against talent-poaching by Chinese firms.

Unemployment dropped slightly in July as the Covid outbreak stabilized.


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