Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-26 11:30 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 31 1 2 China 78,064 2,715 3 Hong Kong 85 ...

WHO envoy says if he had Wuhan virus, he'd 'want to be treated in China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After touring some areas affected by the Wuhan coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward lavished praise on Communist C...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to proceed in central Taiwan despite public concern

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual pilgrimage of the goddess Matsu and her worshippers will proceed as scheduled from March 19 to 28, the organizers said during a press conference Wednesday (Feb....

Boston Red Sox quarantine 2 Taiwanese players over Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Boston Red Sox confirmed on Wednesday (Feb. 25) that they have placed a second Taiwanese player under quarantine as a precaution as the Wuhan coronavirus spreads acros...

Taiwanese pop singer accused of spreading fake news about coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pop singer Hsieh Ho-hsien (謝和弦) was being investigated for spreading fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 25). The sing...

China to buy 1.4 million body armor units for war with Taiwan, US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads across the globe, Communist China on Saturday (Feb. 23) announced that it is purchasing 1.4 million body armor units for war with Taiwan a...

29-year-old Taiwanese woman dies 10 days after contracting H1N1 flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the world continues its battle against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the H1N1 flu virus has taken nine more lives in Taiwan over the last week, including a 29-ye...

County in E. Taiwan asks school to remove tents used as temporary quarantine spaces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Is it a good idea for schools with insufficient facilities to use tents as temporary isolation wards? Apparently not, according to a county government. The Yilan County...

Russia forcefully puts two masked Taiwanese under quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) admitted Tuesday (Feb. 25) that two Taiwanese citizens have been forcefully placed under quarantine by Russian authorities ...

Taiwan raises coronavirus travel advisory for Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Feb. 25) raised its travel advisory for Italy to “orange,” dissuading travelers from visiting the country un...

Petition calls on Greece to back Taiwan's entry in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Greek musician who is a naturalized Taiwanese citizen has created a petition calling on the Hellenic Parliament to back Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Organi...

China’s Tianjin University claims it has developed oral vaccine for Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Tianjin University claimed on Tuesday (Feb. 25) to have developed an oral vaccine for the coronavirus (COVID-19), to which there has been no simple cure as i...

Taiwan’s coronavirus case No. 31 is 11-year-old grandson of a previous patient

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Tuesday (Feb. 25) confirmed its 31st case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), at age 11 the youngest patient in the country and the fifth member of one family. T...

US considers expelling Chinese reporters in retaliation for ban of WSJ journalists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government is strongly considering expelling hundreds of Chinese journalists from the country in retaliation for Beijing's ban on three Wall Street Journal (W...

Wuhan eases lockdown, changes mind 3 hours later

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a sign that coronavirus outbreak is anything but under control in Communist China, the Wuhan government on Monday (Feb. 24) appeared to ease its lockdown restrictions, ...