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...

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...

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 ...

Taiwan pharmacies increase supply of rubbing alcohol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed its 21st and 22nd cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Taiwan Pharmacist Association (TPA) announced Monday (Feb. 17) that more than 6,000 Na...

Taiwan’s unsung heroes during virus outbreak — its mask companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan scrambles to fight the Wuhan virus (COVID-19), surgical mask companies have thrown their weight behind the government to help the country weather the health cris...

Rice cooker can be used to sterilize masks: Taiwanese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As panic buying of surgical face masks due to the Wuhan virus continues to grip Taiwan, a Taiwanese professor has found that "dry steaming" a mask in a rice cook...

Taiwan emerges as 2nd largest face mask producer to fight epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ramping up production of protective gear amid the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus, with factories going into overdrive manufacturing surgical masks and alcohol-b...

Taiwan High Speed Rail, hotels work to cushion impact of Wuhan virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) is joining partnering hotels in delivering 12 promises that will assure the safety of customers amid coronavirus fears expected to hurt the i...

Communist China is lying about true extent of coronavirus outbreak

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — It is widely known that official statistics coming out of Communist China can be trusted about as much as a student admitting how many units of alcohol they drink ...

Official: 2nd student dies after truck hits Oklahoma runners

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A second suburban Oklahoma City high school student has died after a group of cross-country runners was struck by a pickup truck, a school official said Tuesday. ...

Coronavirus could be transmitted through feces: study

Beijing, Feb. 2 (CNA) Chinese researchers have found the coronavirus that has set off a global panic in the feces and anus tissue samples of infected patients, which could suggest another way the viru...

Driver charged after 4 children killed on Sydney sidewalk

SYDNEY (AP) — An alleged drunk driver has been charged with multiple offenses including manslaughter after a SUV struck seven children on a Sydney sidewalk, killing four and seriously injuring a fifth...

China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed

BEIJING (AP) — Carrying permits demanding “fast passage,” truck drivers rushed a 560-ton shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 million people at the center o...

Drinkers want fizz, low carbs, and Super Bowl ads reflect it

DETROIT (AP) — When Americans crack open a cold one during Sunday's Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer. Sales of classic beers like Bud Light have been dropping ...

Dating apps face US inquiry over underage use, sex offenders

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services. Bu...