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...

US-Taiwan competition to grant US$250,000 to tech gurus developing tools to counter disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A US-led technology competition with a focus on fighting disinformation entered its final round on Wednesday (Feb. 19), with at least one winning team to be chosen on Thur...

Taiwan’s unsung heroes during virus outbreak — its mask companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan scrambles to fight the Wuhan virus (COVID-19), surgical mask companies have thrown their weight behind the government to help the country weather the health cris...

Rice cooker can be used to sterilize masks: Taiwanese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As panic buying of surgical face masks due to the Wuhan virus continues to grip Taiwan, a Taiwanese professor has found that "dry steaming" a mask in a rice cook...

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...

Taiwan's ban on face mask exports to last until May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the wave of panic buying, hoarding, and profiteering over face masks continues unabated amid the coronavirus (Wuhan virus) outbreak, the Taiwan government announced Thu...

Taiwan's mask rationing system could end by late Feb.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Feb. 11) announced that as production has ramped up significantly, the face mask rationing system will likely be phased ...

Virus containment hits new extremes in locked-down China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With China locking down 84 cities either partially or entirely to tackle the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, preventive measures are becoming extreme in the countr...

Taiwan raises travel advisories for Singapore, HK, Macau, Thailand as coronavirus cases climb

Taiwan (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control has raised its travel advisories for Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Thailand as the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), which has t...

Photo of the Day: China's Wu Han Organization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was changing the official name of the Wuhan virus to avoid offending China, a Hong Kong illustrator created a c...

China virus cases rise again, 65 more on ship in Japan

BEIJING (AP) — China reported a rise in new virus cases Monday, denting optimism that disease control measures including isolating major cities might be working, while the operator of a cruise s...

Rumors over face mask shortage spark run on toilet paper in Taiwan

Update 2020-02-10 3:20 p.m. The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said during a press conference Monday (Feb. 10) that three women responsible for the toilet paper supplies rumor have been arrest...

Taiwan's National Palace Museum to shorten hours as coronavirus precaution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting next Friday (Feb. 14), the National Palace Museum in Taipei will shorten its opening hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. The adjustment is a prec...

Taiwanese expert says washing hands more important than masks to fight Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese expert told a government meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 5) that washing hands is more important than wearing a face mask when it comes to preventing the spread of ...

Ban on Chinese citizens entering Taiwan starts today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan virus continues to spread across China and the world, a ban on Chinese nationals entering Taiwan went into effect on Thursday (Feb. 6), while Hong Kong and Ma...