We have selected news related to New Residents this week for all readers, sorted out the four news highlights, and present them at the same time in the form of broadcasts, so that readers and viewers can quickly understand the news events of the week in the shortest time, and to easily grasp the news progress without falling behind. Watch the broadcast here：0316 NIA video news report－English
- From March 1st, home-use Covid-19 antigen rapid tests are not provided for arrivals and close contacts of confirmed cases for any longer
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) declared on February 20 that,
after evaluation of global and domestic epidemic tendencies as well as domestic medical and public health capacities. From March 1st, it will no longer provide home-use Covid-19 antigen rapid tests for arrivals and close contacts of confirmed cases.
If the general public need rapid test, it is available on a variety of channels, including pharmacies, supermarkets, retail channels for cosmetics, etc.
From March 1st, home-use Covid-19 antigen rapid tests are not provided for arrivals and close contacts of confirmed cases for any longer.Photo provided by CECC
- 2023 Jiufen Red Lantern Festival starts from now to March 26th!
Due to the epidemic and a decline in foreign visitors, Jiufen, which used to be ranked as the top must-see site in Taiwan, has remained silent for three years.
The New Taipei City Government held the "Jiufen Red Lantern Festival" for the first time, featuring the local custom of holding a torch to patrol the mountain to pray for blessings and connecting several well-known scenic spots in Jiufen with the Red Lantern Festival. This was done in an effort to welcome more foreign tourists and Taiwanese tourists to Jiufen once again.
2023 Jiufen Red Lantern Festival starts from now to March 26th!Photo provided by Tourism Bureau, New Taipei City Government
- An Oversea Student from Myanmar Self-report and return home safely.
An overseas Chinese student (阿山) from Myanmar, comes from a poor single-parent family. He dropped out of school because he could not afford the tuition fees.
and was unable to return home due to the epidemic and the political turmoil in his home country, Myanmar. He went to the NIA Changhua County Specialized Corps to self-report and realized that National Immigration Agency is promoting the "Expanded Overstayers Voluntary Departure Program" and only requires a fine of NT$2,000, which made him relieved. Now thanks to the “Expanded Overstayers Voluntary Departure Program” that he can return home to work and take care of his mother. He thanked NIA for the program, so that fellows who have overstayed in Taiwan can return home with peace of mind.
An Oversea Student from Myanmar Self-report and return home safely.Photo provided by NIA Changhua County Specialized Corps
- The 2023 Grasstraw Festival brings you Diverse Cultural Experience
The "Grasstraw Festival," which was founded in 2009, has gathered more than 50 teams this year. More than 190 performances are scheduled for the event's dates of March 11, 12, 18, and 19. Foreign food stalls and other intriguing activities are also planned. The largest non-governmental, independently run art festival in Chiayi County, the interactive game event, is staged grandly after the epidemic was declared over.
The 2023 Grasstraw Festival brings you Diverse Cultural Experience.Photo provided by Khuôn viên văn hoá Việt Nam official website