Face mask litterers can be fined up to NT$6,000: Health Ministry

Individuals who are found throwing their discarded surgical masks on the streets can be fined up to NT$6,000 (US$196), according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). The masks, which are c...

Taiwan's Academia Sinica creates ‘social distancing logo’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica, one of Taiwan's leading research institutes, has taken a light-hearted approach to advocating coronavirus prevention measures after reporting five con...

2nd French visitor to Taiwan tests positive for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second day in a row, a French visitor to Taiwan on Thursday (March 19) tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). During a press conference on Thursd...

Taiwan's new cases of Wuhan coronavirus drop to 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 19) announced eight more confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), a welcome drop of 15 since...

US, Taiwan to work closely together in fight against coronavirus: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The de facto American embassy in Taiwan announced on Sunday (March 15) that the U.S. will work with Taiwan in the research and development of vaccines and medicine to coun...

Taiwan's health ministry unveils 167 locations for Wuhan coronavirus testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has unveiled a list of 167 locations nationwide where on-demand Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is being made available. ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan MOHW suggests 'dabbing' to fend off coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to spread the word about the best way to cover one's mouth when sneezing, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on Friday (March 6) uploaded this illu...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese mascot coins acronym for coronavirus tips - WUHAN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A humorous acronym devised by the makers of cartoon dog Shiba Inu (總柴) has quickly become a viral meme in Taiwan. To help Taiwanese protect themselves from the novel co...

Public in Taiwan allowed to buy 3 masks a week starting March 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Adults in Taiwan will be able to purchase three surgical masks a week, increased from two currently, from Thursday (March 5) onward, according to the country’s healt...

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...

Taiwanese woman rejected by 10 dentists after returning from Hokkaido

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman with a toothache was rejected by 10 dentists after they learned that she had recently returned from Hokkaido, Japan, but the Ministry of Health and Welfa...

Taiwan records 18th coronavirus case, patient asymptomatic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a new case of infection by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on Sunday (Feb. 9), with the 18th case being the son of the couple previously confirmed to hav...

Taiwan Customs removes restrictions on masks bought overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Customs Administration on Sunday (Feb. 2) announced that given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, it will be lenient ...

Taiwan government to lower price of masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Thursday (Jan. 30) that all face masks in Taiwan will be sold at NT$6 (20 cents) a piece, starting Saturday (Feb. 1), to ...

Chinese student cries Taiwan's 14-day quarantine is 'violation of human rights'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese student on Tuesday (Jan. 28) complained that Taiwan's two-week self-quarantine of Chinese students was a "serious violation of basic human rights" ...