Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-25 17:00 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 31 1 2 China 77,660 2,663 3 Hong Kong 81 ...

Outlook gloomy for China's SMEs due to fallout from Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s economy is struggling to get back on track as less than 30 percent of small and medium enterprises (SME) have resumed operations amid the prolonged coronavir...

Taiwan's students return to school after extended winter break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of schools across Taiwan welcomed back their students on Tuesday (Feb. 25) after the opening day of spring semester was postponed due to the Wuhan coronavirus (C...

All passengers arriving in Taiwan from S. Korea to face 14-day quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All passengers arriving in Taiwan from South Korea will be subject to a two-week quarantine as the Wuhan virus outbreak accelerates in the peninsular country. At a pres...

Dow drops over 1,000 as outbreak threatens global economy

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 1,000 points Monday in the worst day for the stock market in two years as investors worry that the spread of a viral outbreak that began in China wil...

China reports 508 more virus cases, South Korea has 60 more

BEIJING (AP) — China reported 508 new cases Tuesday in an outbreak of a viral illness that has spread to the Middle East and Europe. Another 71 deaths were reported, 68 of them in t...

2 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Taiwan as part of family cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported two more cases of infection by the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday (Feb. 24), with the 29th and 30th cases being part of a family cluster that was first r...

CDC clarifies controversial travel ban on Taiwan's medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provided clarifications Monday (Feb. 24) on its controversial policy to ban the country's medical workers from traveling...

Taiwan CDC website allows searches for locations of confirmed Wuhan virus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the mounting coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Taiwan and people's desire to know where they are, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is adding the...

Taiwanese professor says Wuhan coronavirus likely man-made

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread like wildfire across the globe, a National Taiwan University (NTU) professor on Saturday (Feb. 22) said the virus is likely ma...

Peddling face masks, rubbing alcohol in Taiwan could incur heavy fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Selling surgical masks and rubbing alcohol in Taiwan without a permit is punishable with a fine of up to NT$2 million (US$65,600), warned the Taipei City Government, as th...

China complains 'some countries slow to respond to virus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run mouthpiece the Global Times on Sunday (Feb. 23) expressed fears that four countries that have experienced sudden outbreaks of the Wuhan coronavirus h...

Fears of coronavirus cast shadow over upcoming Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise in Taiwan, worries that the upcoming Mazu temple tour, which draws thousands of participants to central Taiwan each...

Coronavirus presents opportunity for Taiwan's smart manufacturing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should leverage its strengths in the manufacturing and ICT industries to promote smart manufacturing in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a governm...

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui making progress in pneumonia recovery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 98-year-old former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is recovering from pneumonia at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital and will not be discharged for now. W...