Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-29 21:00 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 39 1 2 China 79,257 2,835 3 Hong Kong 94 ...

Taiwan warns against fake coronavirus news from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netizens in China are able to reproduce official Taiwanese government documents and replace the words to spread fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ...

Indonesian office supplies face masks to students, undocumented workers

The Indonesian representative office in Taipei said Thursday (Feb. 27) it is providing some 2,400 surgical face masks for Indonesian students and undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to...

Taiwan shares technology and epidemic prevention results at APEC 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday (Feb. 27) that Taiwan participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2020's First Senior Officials&#...

Taiwan raises maximum age for children’s anti-coronavirus masks to 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beginning Saturday (Feb. 22), children of up to 13 years of age will be allowed to buy four face masks a week, according to a government announcement. Under current rat...

North American Taiwanese Medical Association to travel to WHA in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) will send a delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May to plead Taiwan’s case for joinin...

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...

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...

Taiwan pharmacies increase supply of rubbing alcohol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed its 21st and 22nd cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Taiwan Pharmacist Association (TPA) announced Monday (Feb. 17) that more than 6,000 Na...

Taiwan adds more masks to rationing system amid Wuhan coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced a new rationing system on Monday (Feb. 17), adding an additional 200 adult-size surgical masks and 150 child masks for each...

Surgical masks can be purchased at 303 local health centers across Taiwan starting Feb 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced on its website Saturday (Feb. 15) that starting Sunday, surgical masks supplied under the name-based system w...

Taiwan to monitor arrivals from Singapore and Thailand for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travelers who have visited Singapore and Thailand within the previous 14 days will receive special attention for symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) such as fever...

Former health ministers back petition on Taiwan's WHO admission

A cross-party group of five former Taiwanese health ministers on Thursday (Feb. 13) urged the public to support a petition calling for Taiwan's admission to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

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 ...

Map shows all locations where face masks are available in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two French expats living in Taipei have created an app that shows all the locations in Taiwan where face masks can be purchased under the new rationing system. The two ...