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 ...

Taiwan raises coronavirus travel advisory for Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Feb. 25) raised its travel advisory for Italy to “orange,” dissuading travelers from visiting the country un...

Dow drops over 1,000 as outbreak threatens global economy

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 1,000 points Monday in the worst day for the stock market in two years as investors worry that the spread of a viral outbreak that began in China wil...

China reports 508 more virus cases, South Korea has 60 more

BEIJING (AP) — China reported 508 new cases Tuesday in an outbreak of a viral illness that has spread to the Middle East and Europe. Another 71 deaths were reported, 68 of them in t...

CDC clarifies controversial travel ban on Taiwan's medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provided clarifications Monday (Feb. 24) on its controversial policy to ban the country's medical workers from traveling...

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...

Taiwanese military personnel returning from 29 countries to be quarantined

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military personnel who have traveled to any of the 29 countries on which travel warnings have been imposed will be subject to a 14-day quarantine after returning as Taiwan...

Iran raises death toll from new virus to 8, infections to 43

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight Sunday, amid concerns that clusters there as well as in Italy and South Korea could signal ...

Coronavirus: Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran

Turkey will "temporarily" close its border with Iran due to coronavirus fears, it announced on Sunday. Pakistan revealed shortly afterwards that it was also closing its border with Iran. ...

Taiwan bans its healthcare professionals from traveling abroad

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday announced a prohibition on overseas travel by the country's healthcare professionals, saying it was a temporary measure to effectively...

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...

Taiwan issues travel alerts for Italy and Iran due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan raised its travel advisories for Italy and Iran to a “Watch,” due to an escalation in the number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the two countrie...

Iran now says 6th person dead of new virus

Iranian officials Saturday reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China. The governor of Markazi province told the official IRNA news agency that tests of a patient who recently ...

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...

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...