2 former Diamond Princess passengers with virus die in Japan

Two elderly passengers taken off the Diamond Princess cruise ship because they were infected with a new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday (Feb. 20), becoming the first fatalit...

Taiwan colleges can reject students who transit through China: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As measures tighten to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday (Feb. 19) announced that universities can deny admission t...

Malaysian fugitive businessman reportedly uses China's Wuhan for hiding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Malaysia's infamous businessman and international fugitive Jho Low (劉特佐) was confirmed to have used the Chinese city of Wuhan as his hiding place, the Malaysian police...

US CDC puts Taiwan on coronavirus community spread list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States included Taiwan on the list of destinations with an apparent community spread of the Wuhan corona...

2 cases of Wuhan virus would force school closure: Taiwan MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's schools are set to open next week amid fears of a domestic outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced strict guidelines i...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung mayor reaches 450,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second phase of a campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received 450,000 signatures. WeCare Kaohsiung (Wecare高雄) founder Aaron Yin (尹立), anno...

Chinese frog breeding council says humans 'yearn' for wildlife products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese council that promotes frog breeding has been ordered to cease operations over its opposition to the government’s ban to halt wildlife trade amid the corona...

Taiwan FamilyMart starts selling 75% alcohol to battle Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the panic buying of face masks and disinfectants out of fear of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to grip Taiwan, convenience store chain FamilyMart began sales of 75 per...

Taiwan bans Italian pork to prevent African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Wednesday (Feb. 19) that live pigs and pork products from Italy will no longer ...

China changes Wuhan virus counting scheme again, cases drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (Feb. 19), China's National Health Commission (NHC) announced that it is again changing the method by which Wuhan coronavirus infections are tabulated, wi...

Tips for ‘pet disinfection’ amid Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese veterinarian has offered some tips for ‘pet disinfection’ to those worried their furkids might contract the potential lethally Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Taiwan confirms 24th case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday evening (Feb. 19) reported one more case of novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), bringing the country's tot...

Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-20 08:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 24 1 2 China 74,546 2,115 3 Hong Kong 65 ...

Autopsies reveal differences between SARS and coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first autopsies of victims from the Wuhan virus (COVID-19) have demonstrated significant differences from those who died of the SARS epidemic, according to Chinese pul...

Taiwan government to provide financial subsidy to quarantined citizens, medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Taiwan's government has drawn up a special draft law that will allow citizens placed under home quarantine to re...