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Taiwan's Formosa Plastics quarantines 10 after visit by Covid-positive Dane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Formosa Plastics Group (台塑集團) has placed 10 of its employees in quarantine after it was discovered that a Danish man who visited one of the firm's factories later test...

Asian markets gain on hopes Biden will act on economy, virus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president Wednesday, though worries about surging coronavirus cases sapped the Japanese market's early gains. ...

Taiwan CECC to test 400 more contacts of doctor, nurse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 14) announced that 522 contacts of the doctor and nurse diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus have tes...

Taiwan doctor may have been infected during intubation of Covid patient

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first doctor to test positive for the Wuhan coronavirus appears to have contracted the disease from a confirmed case he was treating, possibly during an intub...

IKEA, Starbucks in Taoyuan, Taiwan shut down amid new Covid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — IKEA and major malls in Taoyuan shut down for disinfection on Tuesday (Jan. 12) based on the movements of a doctor and nurse who have been confirmed with COVID-19. On T...

Northern Taiwan hospital evacuated amid Covid infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hospital in northern Taiwan is being evacuated amid reports that a Wuhan coronavirus infection occurred inside. On Monday evening (Jan. 11), local news outlets began ...

Taiwan reports 1st coronavirus case imported from Nigeria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (Jan. 8) reported three new Wuhan coronavirus cases imported from Nigeria, Egypt, and the U.S. On Friday, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Spokes...

British man in Taiwan critically ill with mutant UK Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly British man is in critical condition after being diagnosed with the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the U.K. and has been placed on a ventilator. The new str...

Taiwan reports 2nd case of mutant UK Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on New Year's Eve reported two new imported coronavirus cases and its second imported case of the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the UK. The new strain, ide...

Taiwan fines EVA Air $35,000 after pilot blamed for COVID infection

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s Transport Ministry on Thursday fined EVA Airways Corp T$1 million ($35,000) after the government blamed one of its pilots for a rare locally transmitted case of COVID...

Taiwan Costco customer has coronavirus symptoms, test pending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after news broke that a cargo pilot from New Zealand tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, a customer who visited the same Costco store he had shopped at is rep...

Coronavirus: France's Emmanuel Macron blames negligence, bad luck for COVID infection

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday blamed his COVID-19 infection on negligence and bad luck. He also urged people to stay safe as daily new infections in France are once again trending higher ...

American YouTuber Tyler Oakley lauds Taiwan's handling of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American YouTuber Tyler Oakley on Monday (Nov. 16) cited Taiwan's handling of the Wuhan coronavirus as an example of how the pandemic could have been managed different...

'Vote and get home': Anxious voters say on Election Day

She carefully planned a five-hour drive to the polling place in her Tennessee hometown to vote on Election Day. She considered the traffic, the weather, the surging coronavirus pandemic and — somethin...

"Raw exposed nerves:" anxious nation awaits Election Day

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — She could have dropped her ballot at the post office, but she wasn’t sure if she should trust the mail. She considered slipping it into the secured ballot box just outside of City...