Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-21 20:30 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 26 1 2 China 75,467 2,236 3 Hong Kong 68 ...

Taiwanese team replicates remdesivir antiviral drug in 14 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's leading academic institution on Thursday (Feb. 20) announced that a team of scientists working around the clock had within two weeks managed to replicate the ...

Taiwan team develops antigen for Wuhan coronavirus within 10 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists rush to develop treatment and vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus, a team of Taiwanese scientists has developed the country's first self-produced antigen ...

Taiwan hopeful about self-producing COVID-19 treatment remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said Thursday (Feb. 20) that researchers have successfully recreated small compounds of antiviral treatment remdesi...

Autopsies reveal differences between SARS and coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first autopsies of victims from the Wuhan virus (COVID-19) have demonstrated significant differences from those who died of the SARS epidemic, according to Chinese pul...

Wuhan coronavirus could cause male infertility: Chinese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists race to unravel the mysteries of the Wuhan coronavirus in an effort to stem its spread, a Chinese study has found the disease could lead to male infertility....

Taiwan needs class suspension standards in event of coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the new semester set to start next week for middle and elementary schools, the Taipei City Government has called for a set of unified class suspension standards in th...

Rats possible culprit behind Wuhan virus outbreak: HK expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists strive to identify the source of the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) that has infected over 75,000 worldwide, a Hong Kong epidemiologist has pointed...

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...

Coronavirus revives calls for public health expert certification in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan virus (COVID-19) outbreak has prompted calls for a public health expert certification system to improve Taiwan’s preparedness in the event of health emerge...

Taiwan can help world bring coronavirus threat under control: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meeting with the United Nations envoys of Taiwan’s allies in Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Tuesday (Feb. 18) that Taiwan’s participation in the ...

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 ...

Former health ministers back petition on Taiwan's WHO admission

A cross-party group of five former Taiwanese health ministers on Thursday (Feb. 13) urged the public to support a petition calling for Taiwan's admission to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

Taiwan News sticks with term ‘Wuhan virus’ until WHO admits Taiwan, Beijing comes clean

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — There is only one word to describe the official response to the novel coronavirus outbreak that continues to rampage through Communist China and spread slowly but surel...