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...

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....

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...

Taichung furniture company shuts down over Wuhan coronavirus link

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A furniture company in Taichung has suspended operations and quarantined its personnel after an employee was allegedly diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus. The Taichun...

Taiwanese doctor explains differences between flu and Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As confusion and rumors swirl around both the common flu and the Wuhan coronavirus, a Taiwanese doctor says that the key signs of the latter are lower respiratory tract sy...

Taiwan reports 21st, 22nd cases of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday evening (Feb. 17) announced the 21st and 22nd confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus, both of whom were relativ...

Wuhan coronavirus could infect 7,000 in Taiwan: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could ultimately see 7,000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a public health expert who spoke at a press conference on Monday (Feb. 17)....

Map shows location of Wuhan coronavirus cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American open-source software developer has created a real-time interactive map showing confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Mike Redmon, 2...

31 Kaohsiung cab drivers who carried Westerdam passengers face Wuhan virus risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that an American passenger on the cruise ship MS Westerdam had contracted the Wuhan coronavirus, the Kaohsiung Department of Health on Sunday (Feb. 16) as...

Update: Rise in sulfur dioxide could be sign of mass cremations in Wuhan

Update: 02/15 3:00 p.m. In an interview with the Taiwan FactCheck Center, WeatherRisk Explore Inc. President Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明) said that Czech company Windy derives its data on pollutants from NA...

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’s health minister nixes proposal to send coronavirus patients to Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Tuesday that a proposal to isolate patients with the coronavirus or suspected symptoms on Turtle Island off the c...

Map shows all locations where face masks are available in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two French expats living in Taipei have created an app that shows all the locations in Taiwan where face masks can be purchased under the new rationing system. The two ...