Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-28 9:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 32 1 2 China 78,499 2,747 3 Hong Kong 92 ...

578 students found to have fevers on Taiwan's 1st day of school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As thousands of Taiwanese students went back to school on Tuesday (Feb. 25), 578 were found to have a fever. After the end of the Lunar New Year break for primary and s...

New Taipei cram school classmates of 31st Wuhan virus case being tested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an 11-year-old boy was confirmed to be Taiwan's 31st case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday (Feb. 25), officials began testing his cram school classmate...

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...

Taiwan education ministry advises schools to ban tripping jump challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to increased casualties worldwide caused by the Tripping Jump Challenge, Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) is issuing a letter to schools that recommend...

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...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2020. There are 323 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 12,...

Taiwan's new entry ban on Hong Kong, Macau affects thousands of students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has bolted the door for Hong Kong and Macau residents as the risk of community spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has increased in the two Chinese special ...

Taiwan's MOE urges student dancers to wear masks when practicing underground

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese government ramps up its defensive measures against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) after the country's 17th confirmed case on Saturday (Feb. 8), the...

Alec Burks' 30 points leads Warriors over Wizards 125-117

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alec Burks scored 30 points, Glenn Robinson III added 22 and the Golden State Warriors beat Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 125-117 on Monday night. It was...

New Taipei mayor suggests temporary closure for private kindergartens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) shared his thoughts on the government's latest policies Monday (Feb. 3), suggesting that all private kindergartens and preschools...

All Taiwanese universities jointly delay opening until March 2 to limit coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representatives of universities nationwide have met with education officials and reached consensus on postponing the start of the 2020 spring semester to March 2. Amid ...

Taiwan cram schools to stay open without masks, sparking fears of coronavirus 'bomb'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is extending holiday leave for public schools in an attempt to contain the spread of China's coronavirus, but cram schools will be allowed to remain ope...

8 Taiwanese universities delay opening to stop coronavirus spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To prevent the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), eight Taiwanese universities announced on Sunday (Feb. 2) that they have postponed the beginning of the ...

Children's masks distributed to Taiwan kindergartens for free

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Sunday's (Feb. 2) decision to postpone the opening day of all primary and secondary schools in Taiwan due to the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education...