Photo of the Day: Taiwanese mascot coins acronym for coronavirus tips - WUHAN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A humorous acronym devised by the makers of cartoon dog Shiba Inu (總柴) has quickly become a viral meme in Taiwan. To help Taiwanese protect themselves from the novel co...

Coronavirus: Italy orders mass closures after COVID-19 cases quadruple

Officials ordered schools, public buildings, restaurants and coffee shops in ten towns in northern Italy to close after a cluster of 14 new COVID-19 cases emerged. All cases were located in the Lom...

Wuhan coronavirus patients who smoke have more severe symptoms: Doctors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some doctors participating in a COVID-19 seminar in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 16) said that COVID-19 patients who are smokers have more severe symptoms than those who are non...

'Facts will speak for themselves': WHO Director-General explains reasons to side with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attempted to debunk accusations of China's meddling in the organization during a press ...

China's foreign minister claims coronavirus under control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) claims the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is under control and measures introduced by some countries to limit the sprea...

Taiwan News sticks with term ‘Wuhan virus’ until WHO admits Taiwan, Beijing comes clean

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — There is only one word to describe the official response to the novel coronavirus outbreak that continues to rampage through Communist China and spread slowly but surel...

All travelers to Taiwan required to fill out health declaration

All travelers entering Taiwan, regardless of nationality or where their trip originated, will be required to submit a health declaration on arrival in the country, the Central Epidemic Command Center ...

MOFA urges Philippines to 'correct' ban on Taiwanese visitors

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has asked the Philippine government to “correct” its travel ban introduced Monday that includes Taiwan along with China, Hong Kong and Mac...

Virus containment hits new extremes in locked-down China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With China locking down 84 cities either partially or entirely to tackle the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, preventive measures are becoming extreme in the countr...

Taiwanese medical staff warn of strain on resources needed to contain coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a petition initiated by a Taiwanese surgeon, Wu Xin-dai, (吳欣岱) received more than 117,000 signatures, medical personnel in Taiwan shed light on the dilemma the count...

Causes of mortality uncovered in patients with milder infections of coronavirus

Experts have blamed a form of systemic inflammatory response syndrome called "cytokine storm" for killing some novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)-infected patients who were not very sick in the e...

Taiwan exports down over 7% year-on-year in January due to holiday

Taiwan's exports fell more than 7 percent from a year earlier in January, stopping a two-month rising streak, as the country's outbound sales were affected by a reduced number of working days ...

In virus outbreak, fretting over a name that might go viral

NEW YORK (AP) — West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola virus. And now: 2019 nCoV? “Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?” said Trevor Hoppe, a researcher at the Uni...

Taiwan to ban entry of residents from China’s Zhejiang Province amid new virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin to ban entry of residents from China’s Zhejiang Province on Wednesday (Feb. 5) due to a serious outbreak of the new coronavirus in the province, re...

Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang calls for end of mask hoarding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced a new mask-rationing system will kick off on Thursday (Feb. 6) amid a shortage of facial masks in the country. In a ...