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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will strengthen surveillance and preventive measures against the Zika virus, as the outbreak has continued to spread to countries and territories in Central and South America, and the Caribbean, CDC Deputy Director-General Chou Jih-haw said Wednesday.
A new cold wave will arrive in Taiwan Saturday, just two days prior to Lunar New Year's Day, which falls on Feb. 8, the Central Weather Bureau forecast Wednesday.
Eighteen Chinese tourists from Beijing and one Taiwanese tour guide were slightly injured when the tour bus in which they were traveling was hit from behind by a truck in Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan on Wednesday.
President-elect shelves premiership rumors
President-elect and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) attempted to suppress rumors surrounding her selection of a premier for her incoming administration Wednesday.
Premier Simon Chang and Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan reached a consensus Wednesday that the Executive Yuan will hold off on sending controversial draft bills from the previous Legislature to the new Legislature.
Premier Simon Chang and Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan reached a consensus Wednesday that the Executive Yuan will hold off on sending controversial draft bills from the previous Legislature to the new Legislature.
The day before Chinese New Year will be dry and cool, but temperatures are set to warm throughout most of the week-long holiday, according to a private weather forecasting agency.
A new highly pathogenic strain of the H5N2 avian influenza virus has hit a chicken farm in Changhua County, bringing the number of poultry farms around Taiwan affected by the strain of avian flu to 15 since the beginning of this year, the Council of Agriculture (COA) reported Wednesday.
A passenger who hid NT$2.9 million on his person and his carry-on bag was caught by police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday when trying to smuggle the cash out of the country, according to airport police.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
DRGs will be postponed: MOHW
Due to the medical community's objection, the launch of the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) system will be postponed, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW, 衛福部) announced Tuesday.
  
  
  
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