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...

Hong Kong eateries turn away Mandarin-speaking customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan virus outbreak has exacerbated the divide between China and Hong Kong, as a growing number of businesses in the autonomous territory join the ranks of those deny...

Taiwan scholar estimates over 100 COVID-19 cases undetected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public health scholar estimated on Monday that more than 100 people possibly infected with the COVID-19 disease in Taiwan have gone undetected, according to a Chinatimes...

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...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which blew south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by this evening (Feb. 17), as the Cent...

Taiwan to expand virus testing on inbound travelers

Taiwan will expand screening for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by taking samples from all travelers arriving in the country who have a fever or respiratory symptoms starting Monday, according to th...

Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

BEIJING (AP) — A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new virus outbreak from e...

Wuhan coronavirus patients who smoke have more severe symptoms: Doctors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some doctors participating in a COVID-19 seminar in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 16) said that COVID-19 patients who are smokers have more severe symptoms than those who are non...

Taiwan to expand virus testing on inbound travelers

Taiwan will expand screening for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by taking samples from all travelers arriving in the country who have a fever or respiratory symptoms starting Monday, according to th...

First Wuhan coronavirus death in Taiwan reported in taxi driver over 60 years old

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first death in Taiwan from the COVID-19 outbreak was reported to be a male taxi driver over 60 years old with no recent travel history, CNA reported on Sunday (Feb. 16...

No evidence pets can be infected with new virus

CLAIM: Experts warn pets could be infected with new coronavirus AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. There is no evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new virus from China, acco...

Surgical masks can be purchased at 303 local health centers across Taiwan starting Feb 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced on its website Saturday (Feb. 15) that starting Sunday, surgical masks supplied under the name-based system w...

'Facts will speak for themselves': WHO Director-General explains reasons to side with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attempted to debunk accusations of China's meddling in the organization during a press ...

New virus cases fall; Xi urged steps as early as Jan. 7

China reported Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country's leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the ...

Filipinos express relief at lifting of Taiwan travel ban

Following the Philippine government's decision Friday to lift a travel ban against Taiwan aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Filipino community intervi...