AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronav...

Facebook inaugurates COVID-19 Information Center website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facebook announced on Monday (April 6) the inauguration of the COVID-19 Information Center (新冠病毒資訊中心) website, which will provide users with information from trusted healt...

Taiwanese doctor advises avoiding Qingming travelers for 14 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises those who went on trips during the Qingming holiday to monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days, a Taiwanese doctor ...

Taiwan’s aggressive efforts paying off in fight against coronavirus: PBS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.'s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) published a video to its website on Wednesday (April 1) explaining how Taiwan's precautions since the early stages of ...

Taiwan declares Level-3 warning for 42 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Arrivals from 42 countries will have to spend 14 days in quarantine beginning Tuesday (March 17), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday (March 16). ...

Difference between Taiwan, US screening of passengers like 'Twilight Zone': Student

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese college student on Monday said that the contrast between Taiwan's screening of passengers for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and that of the U.S. was lik...

Taiwan confirms 2 more Wuhan coronavirus cases, bringing total to 44

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed two more COVID-19 cases on Thursday (March 5), bringing the total number in the country to 44, the center said i...

Jenn Lann Temple in C Taiwan donates NT$30 million for virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of the temple that organizes the annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage (大甲媽祖遶境) told the media on Thursday (Feb. 27) that the temple had donated NT$30 million (US$980...

Taiwan CDC website allows searches for locations of confirmed Wuhan virus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the mounting coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Taiwan and people's desire to know where they are, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is adding the...

Surgical masks can be purchased at 303 local health centers across Taiwan starting Feb 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced on its website Saturday (Feb. 15) that starting Sunday, surgical masks supplied under the name-based system w...

Taipei 101 lights up in tribute to medical staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The landmark Taipei 101 lit up with messages on Wednesday evening (Feb. 5) to express gratitude to medical staff working to protect the nation from the novel coronavirus (...

Taiwan CDC to supply 6 million surgical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As demand for surgical masks dramatically increases due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV), Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will release 6...

Spreading fake news about Wuhan pneumonia could incur hefty fines: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese public is warned against spreading rumors about the pneumonia outbreak from China, and violators could face a fine of up to NT$3 million (US$99,976). Audi...

Taiwan CDC denies shortage of government-funded flu vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Wednesday (Dec. 12) there are enough flu vaccination shots and they are being distributed nationwide as part of the se...

Taiwan CDC reports all-time high levels for three imported diseases

As people take advantage of the extended National Day holiday to travel, the Centers for DiseaseControl (CDC) urged Taiwan nationals to remain vigilant, adding that the threat of imported dengue fever...