2 cases of Wuhan virus would force school closure: Taiwan MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's schools are set to open next week amid fears of a domestic outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced strict guidelines i...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung mayor reaches 450,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second phase of a campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received 450,000 signatures. WeCare Kaohsiung (Wecare高雄) founder Aaron Yin (尹立), anno...

Chinese frog breeding council says humans 'yearn' for wildlife products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese council that promotes frog breeding has been ordered to cease operations over its opposition to the government’s ban to halt wildlife trade amid the corona...

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...

Taiwan bans Italian pork to prevent African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Wednesday (Feb. 19) that live pigs and pork products from Italy will no longer ...

Taiwan confirms 24th case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday evening (Feb. 19) reported one more case of novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), bringing the country's tot...

Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-20 08:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 24 1 2 China 74,546 2,115 3 Hong Kong 65 ...

District health centers in Taipei will begin to sell surgical masks on Feb 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All district health centers in Taipei City except Wenshan and Beitou will begin to sell surgical masks under the name-based system on Friday (Feb. 21), Taipei Deputy Mayor...

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over the headline of an opinion column deemed by the gov...

Autopsies reveal differences between SARS and coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first autopsies of victims from the Wuhan virus (COVID-19) have demonstrated significant differences from those who died of the SARS epidemic, according to Chinese pul...

Taiwan government to provide financial subsidy to quarantined citizens, medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Taiwan's government has drawn up a special draft law that will allow citizens placed under home quarantine to re...

Taiwan to fly 19 Diamond Princess passengers and crew home on Feb. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 19 Taiwanese passengers and crew of the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess will be flown home on the afternoon of Friday (Feb. 21) for tests and spend 14 day...

Taiwan reports its 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced the 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus infection and the latest patient is the sister of the limo driver who was the first in Taiwan to succumb to the disease...

Taiwan needs class suspension standards in event of coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the new semester set to start next week for middle and elementary schools, the Taipei City Government has called for a set of unified class suspension standards in th...

Taiwan tells WHO to not be 'kidnapped' by China after Mauritius ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After reports surfaced that Mauritius had included Taiwan in its ban on passengers arriving from China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) call...