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China subjects US diplomats to anal COVID tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. diplomats arriving in China are complaining about being subjected to anal swab tests for the Wuhan coronavirus. On Feb. 18, The Washington Post reported that U.S. ...

Beijing mulls anal swabs as COVID cases surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities are weighing the possibility of administering anal swab tests on Beijing residents as they experience a fresh outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus. Aft...

Rapid coronavirus tests in Taiwan available for NT$7,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to ease access to coronavirus testing, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Dec. 2) announced that it has begun to list testing l...

All Taiwan arrivals must submit Covid test results starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As one of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Dec. 1) b...

All travelers to Taiwan must take predeparture Covid test starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the CECC on Wednesday (Nov. 18) announced that all persons wish...

Taiwan mulling making foreign arrivals foot bill for coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Aug. 24), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said it is considering requiring all foreign arrivals to pay for a Wuhan coronavirus test after they comple...

Taiwan-developed rapid screening reagent put into trial production

A research team at Academia Sinica has developed a key reagent for a pioneering rapid screening test for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease and the technology has been transferred to seven companies, on...

Syrians less than impressed with China's donation of 2 boxes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Communist China's effort to paint itself as the savior of the world during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic suffered another blow last week when it only manag...

Taiwan invents 1-hour coronavirus test kit with 90% accuracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A task force formed by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed a test kit that can detect the virus that causes Wuhan coronavirus (COVID...

Taiwan, Denmark jointly create 12-minute coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scientists and engineers from Taiwan and Denmark have joined forces to create a rapid Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) test that can provide highly accurate results in as few ...

340,000 coronavirus test kits sold to Spain by China defective

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spanish newspaper El País reported on Friday (March 27) that the Spanish government has had to stop using 340,000 test kits purchased from China, after they were fo...

80% of coronavirus test kits 'gifted' to Czechs by China faulty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Czech news site on Monday (March 23) revealed that 80 percent of the much-touted traunch of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid test kits "donated" from China a...

Rapid coronavirus screening kits could be available in Taiwan by year-end

Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Rapid screening kits being developed by Taiwan's National Health Research Institute (NHRI) for the coronavirus disease COVID-19 could be available for use by medical personn...

Taiwan's Academia Sinica rebuffs China's claim to coronavirus test antibodies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica on Monday (March 9) rejected Communist China's attempt to claim credit for a new reagent for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) by saying "It had no...

Taiwan scientists develop antibodies for 15-minute Wuhan virus test in 19 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica on Sunday (March 8) announced that a team of scientists has developed antibodies that can identify the protein that causes the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19)...