US issues sweeping new travel warning for China, Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of “arbitrary detention" and “arbitrary...

Asia Today: India adds over 83,000 cases, nears 5 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million. The Health Ministry also reported 1,054 new death...

Taiwan confirms 7 new coronavirus cases, including 1 imported or local

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed Saturday (Aug. 1), with six listed as imported but the origin of one case still to be determined, throwing d...

South Korea considers reopening travel links with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (July 18) it was closely monitoring reports that South Korea was considering resuming travel to and from Taiwan. Ac...

Trump extends US virus restrictions; Moscow goes on lockdown

MOSCOW (AP) — In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York alone from the new coronavirus passed 1,000. Moscow went on its ...

Chinese media caught erasing history, 'Wuhan virus' from reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Twitter user with the account name "LIFETIME" on Wednesday (March 25) posted screenshots of a Global Times article to prove the Chinese newspaper agency has be...

Taiwan confirms 10th coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan confirmed its 10th case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Friday (Jan. 31) as the husband of the ninth case in another domestic person-to-person infection. The bu...

Taiwan to electronically monitor potential coronavirus patients

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has announced that it will electronically monitor individuals who are under home quarantine starting Wednesday (Jan. 29) to preve...

Taiwan reports first domestic infection of China coronavirus, husband of earlier patient

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s eighth coronavirus patient is the husband of the fifth case, marking the first domestic infection for the country, the health authorities announced Tuesday ...

Man working at Taiwan’s Ximending clothing shop infected with German measles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A clothing shop employee at Ximending, one of the most popular shopping neighborhoods in Taipei, was reported to have been infected with German measles (Rubella), said th...