A Taiwan zoo is helping cooped up families cope with Covid restrictions by producing weekly online shows to connect them to the animals even when zoos are shuttered. Schools, entertainment venues, libraries, sport facilities and community centres across the island have been closed since mid-May due to a sudden surge of domestic infections.
A Taiwan restaurateur and his friends dress up as spiderman and ninja turtle while they deliver donations of lunch boxes to frontline medical staff, in an effort to put a smile on the island's healthcare workers as they deal with a sudden surge of infections.
US envoy Christopher Dodd and his delegation meet with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at the presidential building in Taipei. The former senator says Taiwan will find President Joe Biden's administration to be "a reliable, trusted friend".
Salvage teams in eastern Taiwan manage to remove most of the damaged carriages at the site of the worst train crash in recent decades. At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in Friday's crash, which sent a packed eight-car train hurtling into the sides of a narrow tunnel near the eastern coastal city of Hualien. The pulverised front car, where many of the fatalities took place, remains inside the tunnel.