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 ...

Taiwan to fly 19 Diamond Princess passengers and crew home on Feb. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 19 Taiwanese passengers and crew of the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess will be flown home on the afternoon of Friday (Feb. 21) for tests and spend 14 day...

5 Taiwanese let off quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship

Five Taiwanese nationals on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined in Yokohama Harbor since Feb. 4, have disembarked, according to Taiwan's representative off...

Concerns emerge about reports of coronavirus quarantine at Taiwan air force base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National security concerns have emerged amid unconfirmed reports that Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients will be quarantined at the Hsinchu Air Force Base housing Mirag...

85 percent of Japanese anxious about rising virus infections in country: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A national survey conducted by Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun showed that more than 85 percent of Japanese are concerned about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epide...

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal w...

Taiwan postpones flight to repatriate citizens from coronavirus cruise liner in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The charter flight planned to fly Taiwanese citizens back from the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan will be postponed since Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) tests for tw...

Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate t...

China may postpone annual congress because of virus

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, as the military dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra suppl...

Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

BEIJING (AP) — A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new virus outbreak from e...

New virus cases fall; Xi urged steps as early as Jan. 7

China reported Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country's leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the ...

Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung cleared of coronavirus risks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As more passengers on the Diamond Princess international cruise liner are diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CE...

Taxi driver confirmed as Okinawa’s first Wuhan coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female taxi driver believed to have transported a passenger of the Diamond Princess cruise liner was confirmed Friday (Feb. 14) as the first case of Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Taiwanese man, 85, on Diamond Princess contracts Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An 85-year-old Taiwanese man on the Wuhan coronavirus infected Diamond Princess cruise ship has tested positive, 11 days after the ship was quarantined off the coast of Yo...

Wuhan coronavirus infects 44 more people on the Diamond Princess in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infected 44 more people on the Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 218, Japanese media reported Thursday (Feb. 13). While 29 of the...