2 cases of Wuhan virus would force school closure: Taiwan MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's schools are set to open next week amid fears of a domestic outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced strict guidelines i...

Chinese frog breeding council says humans 'yearn' for wildlife products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese council that promotes frog breeding has been ordered to cease operations over its opposition to the government’s ban to halt wildlife trade amid the corona...

Taiwan FamilyMart starts selling 75% alcohol to battle Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the panic buying of face masks and disinfectants out of fear of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to grip Taiwan, convenience store chain FamilyMart began sales of 75 per...

China changes Wuhan virus counting scheme again, cases drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (Feb. 19), China's National Health Commission (NHC) announced that it is again changing the method by which Wuhan coronavirus infections are tabulated, wi...

Tips for ‘pet disinfection’ amid Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese veterinarian has offered some tips for ‘pet disinfection’ to those worried their furkids might contract the potential lethally Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Taiwan confirms 24th case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday evening (Feb. 19) reported one more case of novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), bringing the country's tot...

Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-20 08:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 24 1 2 China 74,546 2,115 3 Hong Kong 65 ...

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...

Taiwan reports its 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced the 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus infection and the latest patient is the sister of the limo driver who was the first in Taiwan to succumb to the disease...

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...

Taiwan rapper blasts WHO for excluding Taiwan during outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese rapper Dwagie (大支) has recorded a rap video that excoriates the World Health Organization (WHO) for excluding Taiwan to placate China as the Wuhan coronavirus sp...

Taiwan tells WHO to not be 'kidnapped' by China after Mauritius ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After reports surfaced that Mauritius had included Taiwan in its ban on passengers arriving from China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) call...

Honduran woman suspected of contracting Wuhan virus in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media outlets in Honduras report that a Honduran woman is suspected to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus while traveling in Taiwan. The 52-year-old woman arrived in...

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...