Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-25 17:00 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 31 1 2 China 77,660 2,663 3 Hong Kong 81 ...

China postpones its Congress over coronavirus

China decided on Monday to postpone its annual parliamentary gathering due to the coronavirus outbreak. China, which is dealing with a public health crisis, decided it was "appropriate to post...

China complains 'some countries slow to respond to virus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run mouthpiece the Global Times on Sunday (Feb. 23) expressed fears that four countries that have experienced sudden outbreaks of the Wuhan coronavirus h...

Major cities in China see large crowds of unmasked citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continues to escalate around the world, major cities in China are seeing large crowds of citizens, many unmasked, on the stree...

S. Korea leader: ‘Unprecedented’ steps needed to fight virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has put his nation on its highest alert for infectious diseases, saying Sunday that officials should take “unprecedented, powerful&r...

Virus spreads in South Korean city as thousands are screened

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the country&rs...

China reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of Hubei

BEIJING (AP) — China reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of Hubei.

Israel says cruise passenger flown home from Japan has virus

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the 11 Israelis who were flown home after being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the first case to be reported inside Israel, t...

Foreign companies suffer in China amid epidemic, slow recovery expected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign companies are having a difficult time maintaining operations in China despite some workers having returned from the extended Lunar New Year holiday; labor shortage...

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...

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...

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...

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday (Feb. 18) as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone o...

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...

Dissidents declare China's Hunan independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A declaration of "Hunan independence" has been widely shared on Chinese social media over the past week, as Chinese citizens question the validity of the Chinese...