Doctors warn of spike in coronavirus cases in Taiwan over holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese doctors are warning of a spike in cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) expressed alarm at the large crowds seen...

Taiwan quarantine evader spent 4 days at Internet café after return from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taipei City man supposed to have been in coronavirus quarantine spent four days at an Internet café, for which he will be fined NT$1 million (US$32,950), reports ...

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. ...

Taiwanese doctor explains differences between flu and Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As confusion and rumors swirl around both the common flu and the Wuhan coronavirus, a Taiwanese doctor says that the key signs of the latter are lower respiratory tract sy...

Ministry of Health considers reforming Taiwan's health insurance program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the recent scandal involving hospitals taking more patients than they were allowed to, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) is contemplating maki...

Taipei Dept. of Health offers healthy BBQ tips for Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As barbecuing has become a popular pastime of families in Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, Taipei Department of Health (DOH) has offered the public timely tips fo...

Two policemen slashed, fraudster shot twice in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After slashing two police officers in Taipei City on Sunday (July 14), a fraud suspect was shot twice as he tried to flee the scene. While patrolling the intersection of Jug...

Taiwan tops Asia in per capita sleeping pill consumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan tops Asia in per capita sleeping pill consumption, with 39 sleeping pills a year, according to Taiwan Pharmacist Association (藥師公會全國聯合會) Chairman Gu Bo-ren (古博仁) . ...

National Taiwan Museum and Taipei City Hospital plan 'dementia friendly museum'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan Museum (NTM) and Taipei City Hospital (TCH) have proposed a “Dementia Friendly Museum” plan featuring trained volunteers and special exhibits. ...

Couple robbed at knifepoint on Taipei's Elephant Mountain trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A couple was robbed at knifepoint on Sunday (April 7) evening at Taipei’s Elephant Mountain (象山). A young man and woman told police they had climbed the mountain ...

Taipei landmarks relisted on Google Maps as 'Chinese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple landmarks across Taipei were recently relisted on Google Maps to read as "Chinese" or belongings of China. CNA details that many notable buildings an...

Taiwan halts use of Vaxigrip flu vaccines over safety concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have decided to halt the use of Vaxigrip (巴斯德) influenza vaccines as part of its free public immunization program due to a...

Taiwanese ambassador faints during National Day celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Tang Chi-jen (湯繼仁) fainted while accompanying foreign guests at the Presidential Office during National Day cel...

Taipei MRT slasher attacks two victims within a week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The woman who slashed another woman's chest with a box cutter inside the MRT Taipei Main Station on Monday (Sept. 17) has been found to have attacked another victim a few d...

Woman slashed in chest with a box cutter at Taipei MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A woman suddenly slashed another woman's chest with a box cutter inside the MRT Taipei Main Station last night (Sept. 17). At 6:48 last night, surveillance video reveale...