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Of the 28 serious enterovirus cases, 20 were from EV71, while two each were from Enterovirus D68 and Coxsackievirus A10, and one each from Coxsackievirus A6, A9, B5 and Echovirus 11, according to CDC data. (NOWnews)

248 cases of enterovirus 71 infection confirmed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — A total of 248 cases of enterovirus 71 (EV71) have been confirmed in Taiwan this year, after two children with serious...
According to the NDC, Taiwan will introduce English as its second official language by 2030. (NOWnews)

Taiwan trying its hand at making English a 2nd official language

TAIPEI (CNA) — A series of activities that encourage members of the public to speak English are being held across Taiwan, as part of...
According to the CWB's rain warning definitions, heavy rain means accumulated rainfall of 80 millimeters or more within 24 hours or rainfall of 40 mm or more in an hour. (Nownews)

Downpours forecast for southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — Heavy rain is forecast for southern Taiwan as it continues to be affected by a low pressure system, according to the...
With tests results still pending, Philippine agricultural officials are hoping the cause of the recent hog deaths in the two provinces is hog cholera and not ASF, MECO said. (NOWnews)

No confirmed ASF cases yet in the Philippines: MECO

TAIPEI (CNA) — The presence of African swine fever (ASF) has yet to be confirmed in the Philippines, the country's office in Taiwan said...
Starting Sep. 1, smoking will be banned at the arcades in front of 15 convenience stores and coffee shops in Taipei.

Taipei to ban smoking arcades of convenience stores and coffee shops

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Department of Health of Taipei City announced on Aug. 19 plans to ban smoking at the arcades in front of...
The CWB sent heavy rain alerts in Keelung, Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Nantou, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung. (NOWnews)

Heavy rain warning issued for western Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — A heavy rain warning has been issued for western Taiwan Monday as a weather depression continues to affect the whole island,...
(Illustration) Data compiled by the MOL showed that the number of employees on unpaid leave as of Aug. 15 stood at 2,012, up 1,341 from 671 at the end of July. The latest number was the highest so far this year, the MOL said. (NOWnews)

Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan spikes in 1st half of August

TAIPEI (CNA) — The number of workers on unpaid leave in Taiwan as of the first half of August had jumped by more than...
The gambling website allowed people to place bets in a range of sports competitions being held overseas, including baseball, basketball and football, as well as in Hong Kong's popular Mark Six lottery, police said. (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

Online gambling ring busted in Taoyuan

TAIPEI (CNA) — Six people were arrested in Taoyuan earlier this week in connection with an online gambling operation, the city's police department said...
The tracking collar of a Formosan black bear cub, which was designed to fall off after two years, was found on the side of a cliff in June, the office said, confirming reports that it had lost track of the bear cub. (NOWnews)

Hualien forest office loses track of bear cub released into the wild

TAIPEI (CNA) — A Formosan black bear cub that was rescued last year, tagged and released back into the wild in April can no...
The 2018 data marked the second consecutive year for the household income gap to grow in Taiwan. In 2016, the gap stood at 6.08 times before falling in 2017, the data shows. (NOWnews)

Household income gap widens slightly: DGBAS

TAIPEI (CNA) — The household income gap in Taiwan widened slightly in 2018 as income growth enjoyed by high income households continued to top...

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