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Taiwan healthcare system would collapse under general coronavirus screening: Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — General testing of all arrivals for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) will cost NT$800 million (US$27.1 million) and cause the collapse of Taiwan’s health system, Hea...

Taiwan Cabinet opposes KMT plan to implement general testing for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Cabinet on Saturday (Aug. 22) warned against the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party's plan for nationwide coronavirus testing, saying it could undermine t...

Taiwan's Changhua conducted undisclosed coronavirus tests for six months: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following news that Changhua County Public Health Bureau is under investigation for conducting undisclosed COVID-19 screenings of asymptomatic individuals, Taiwan's Ce...

CECC shoots down National Taiwan University professor's speculation about Belgian case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) has shot down speculation by National Taiwan University (NTU) professor Tony Chen (陳秀熙) that the B...

Former Taiwan vice president worries about low COVID herd immunity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Friday (July 31) listed the major challenges Taiwan would face if a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic takes place domes...

New Taipei mayor advocates for general testing of all incoming travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite Taiwan being relatively unaffected by the global coronavirus outbreak, New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) on Wednesday (July 22) once again urged the government to r...

Taiwan CECC insists general virus testing unnecessary for incoming travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (June 25) suggested general coronavirus testing for all incoming travelers is unnecessary. Following new...