Taiwan: Fire engulfs 13-storey tower in Kaohsiung killing at least 46 people

At least 46 people have been killed and dozens more seriously injured in a fire at a 13-storey tower block in southern Taiwan, officials say. A residential and commercial building in the city of Kaohsiung caught fire in the early hours of Thursday morning, the local fire department said. It took firefighters more than four […]

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Man who left hotel room and stood on the hallway for 8 seconds fined $3,500 for breaching quarantine

A Taiwanese man who stepped out of his mandatory 14-day Covid-19 quarantine for mere seconds has been slapped with a hefty fine of 100,000 Taiwanese dollars or USD $3,500. According to reports, public health officials in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung have imposed a fine on a Filipino migrant worker when he briefly exited for eight seconds in his […]