Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-28 9:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 32 1 2 China 78,499 2,747 3 Hong Kong 92 ...

Taiwan to churn out 12 million masks a day by mid-March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As panic buying of face masks continues to grip Taiwan over the Wuhan coronavirus, Taiwan's authorities on Thursday (Feb. 27) announced that production of masks should...

Jenn Lann Temple in C Taiwan donates NT$30 million for virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of the temple that organizes the annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage (大甲媽祖遶境) told the media on Thursday (Feb. 27) that the temple donated NT$30 million (about US$9...

Taiwan president visits Army's chemical division amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited the Amy’s chemical department based in Taoyuan City on Thursday (Feb. 27), as the military has played an important role in the g...

Indonesian infected with coronavirus traveled extensively on Taipei MRT, TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities on Thursday (Feb. 27) warned residents to beware of areas of Taipei traveled by an unaccounted for Indonesian caregiver who on Wednesday (Feb. 26) wa...

Taiwan developing 10-minute Wuhan virus test using SARS antibodies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) is planning on using SARS antibodies to develop a rapid test to detect the Wuhan coronavirus which would take only ...

Fact-checking center warns of disinformation about virus outbreak in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) has warned of a surge of disinformation disseminated on Facebook about the escalation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Taiwan, which has ...

Undocumented caregivers in Taiwan present loophole in battle against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Undocumented caregivers from overseas working in Taiwan may prove to be a loophole in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), as the No. 32 confirmed c...

70% of world's population likely to contract coronavirus in 2020: US epidemiologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the world continues to battle the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), US epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch has shared his thoughts on the current outbreak, predicting that the ...

Taiwan's national airlines lift ban on flight attendants wearing glasses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s national airlines, China Airlines, has lifted a ban on its flight attendants wearing glasses to help bolster their defense against the new coronavirus, acco...

Indonesian caregiver infected with coronavirus in Taiwan livestreams isolation ward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian caregiver who on Wednesday (Feb. 26) was announced as Taiwan's 32nd case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has shared her experience in an isolation ward i...

Taiwan raises coronavirus task force to highest level

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will raise the task force dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases to its highest level starting Thursday (Feb. 27). Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced ...

Medical workers in Wuhan give miserable account of conditions, cry out for international aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of medical workers in Wuhan gave a miserable account of their life in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak and expressed how desperately they need help in an ...

New leadership essential if WHO is going to salvage its battered reputation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Wuhan virus continues to spread around the world at a frightening pace. Its arrival in Europe should have been predictable but still seems to have shaken the interna...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage postponed due to pressure from Taiwanese public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After waves of criticism from the Taiwanese public, the organizers of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage said Thursday (Feb. 27) that the event will be rescheduled until after the...