Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Latest News Taiwan goes 11 days without new coronavirus case https://t.co/dqzFET914e pic.twitter.com/B9Cf4lfDf8 — Taiwan News (@TaiwanNews886) May 18, 2020 #Taiwan considers allowin...

Nicaragua medical associations call for voluntary quarantine

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nearly three dozen medical associations in Nicaragua have called on people to observe a “national quarantine” of at least three or four weeks in an attempt to slow the corona...

Nation's capital set to begin a gradual reopening on Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser says the nation's capital will begin a gradual reopening Friday, even as she warns that it probably will result in more coronavirus infections. ...

Federal coronavirus testing plan puts burden on states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new strategy for coronavirus testing puts much of the burden on states while promising to provide supplies such as swabs and material to transport specimen...

Wuhan reportedly to undergo city-wide testing amid new coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wuhan, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak, is reportedly embarking on a city-wide COVID-19 screening amid fears of a resurgence of the disease. Reuters...

Wearing masks outdoors no longer mandatory in Taiwanese archipelago of Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu Magistrate Lai Feng-wei (賴峰偉) announced Monday (May 11) that residents of Taiwan’s archipelago of Penghu will no longer be required to wear face masks outside...

Taiwan set to revive tourism as coronavirus eases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan may soon introduce an initiative to boost the country’s tourism industry amid signs the risk of community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is falling. ...

Isolated by oceans: Hawaii, other islands tamp down virus

HONOLULU (AP) — Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. ...

Judge: Tennessee can't prevent abortions during coronavirus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge Friday night barred Tennessee from preventing abortions during a temporary ban on nonessential medical procedures to slow the spread of COVID-19. ...

Tsai explains how Taiwan fought off coronavirus in Time Magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is featured in the latest issue of Time Magazine explaining how the country was able to prevent a major outbreak of the Wuhan corona...

Taiwan deploys ‘scouts’ at clinics for coronavirus control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has so far managed to prevent large-scale community outbreaks of the coronavirus thanks to its tactic of sending out “scouts” to gather relevant informa...

The Latest: New Zealand PM believes nation is over the worst

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Community spread of coronavirus unlikely in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan’s coronavirus task force response said Monday (April 13) it is unlikely the country will experience large-scale community transmissions of the Wuh...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not...

DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pick-up basketball games. Crowds gathering at an outdoor fish market. Family hikes along trails in Rock Creek Park. The warmer weather is bringing violations of social distance guide...