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...

Company in central Taiwan put into quarantine after employee’s family infected with Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A company in Taichung City instructed all of its employees to quarantine themselves at home until Mar. 1 because a family member of a company employee is confirmed to have...

Taiwan emerges as 2nd largest face mask producer to fight epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ramping up production of protective gear amid the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus, with factories going into overdrive manufacturing surgical masks and alcohol-b...

Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China. But with important details about the illness and how it spreads still u...

Taipei to punish operators caught selling masks, disinfectants in claw machines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's leaders have condemned people trying to sell surgical masks and disinfectants in claw machines and are warning of swift punishment for those caught in the act...

American evacuated from China still wary of deadly virus

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jarred Evans, a professional football player in China, is used to wearing safety gear: a helmet and shoulder pads. But in the wake of a deadly viral outbreak, he's switched to...

China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed

BEIJING (AP) — Carrying permits demanding “fast passage,” truck drivers rushed a 560-ton shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 million people at the center o...

Fever alarms, paranoia as masked passengers fly from China

NEW YORK (AP) — In Bangladesh's biggest airport, workers held up digital thermometers to passengers' heads. A beeping alarm sounded as a passenger walking through a thermal scanner ...

Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response

BEIJING (AP) — Last Wednesday evening, top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan settled into their seats at an auditorium for a Lunar New Year gala — even as a new virus that originated in t...

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the ...

Suspect behind grisly murder of Malaysian woman found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News ) — The suspect behind the grisly murder and dismemberment of a Chinese Malaysian woman was found dead inside an apartment in Keelung on Sunday evening (Jan. 12). After po...

Mudslides, blackouts hamper search after Indonesia floods

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mudslides and power blackouts hampered the search for people missing in massive floods in Indonesia's capital, where more than 60 people have died and some of the tens of tho...

Indonesia’s flooded capital disinfected to fend off disease

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers and health workers sprayed Indonesia’s capital with disinfectant on Sunday to fend off possible diseases spread by massive flooding that has killed 60 pe...

Indonesia's flooded capital disinfected to fend off disease

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers and health workers sprayed Indonesia's capital with disinfectant on Sunday to fend off possible diseases spread by massive flooding that has killed 60 people and aff...

Taiwan's ELECLEAN start-up partners with Malaysia's Richmountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A start-up company founded in association with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) known as ELECLEAN has partnered with a firm in Malaysia to de...