Taiwanese embassy staff member in Honduras contracts coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A member of staff at the Taiwanese embassy in Honduras is in home quarantine after testing positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (...

Quarantine bottlenecks add to woes of returning Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When his cruise ship sailed into Manila Bay after weeks of voyaging like a castaway amid port closures set off by the global pandemic, Erick Arenas felt he was finally home....

Photo of the Day: Stamps mark Taiwan's coronavirus fight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's national postal service Chunghwa Post announced on Monday (May 25) that it will be releasing two new stamps to promote the government's highly successful ...

Cuomo: NY has seen 100 children with illness linked to virus

Amber Dean had recovered from a mild bout of the coronavirus and her family of five had just ended their home quarantine when her oldest son, 9-year-old Bobby, fell ill. “At first it...

After soccer crowds surge, Israel set for games without fans

Though the chase for a record two million total attendance is over, the Israeli Premier League is set to resume on May 30 with a title race and renewed popularity among fans. No game...

Taiwan reports 1 new coronavirus case from Qatar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (May 7) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), a woman who had been infected with the viru...

Taiwan shares experience in fighting coronavirus with US, Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In a video conference held on Wednesday morning (May 6), Taiwan shared its approach to tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) with officials from local governments in the U.S. and ...

Turkey announces plan to ease virus restrictions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Monday what he called a “normalization plan” to gradually ease restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic as the death ...

Taiwan reports 1 new case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 4) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), which took nearly a month to diagnose, bringi...

Update: Taipei nightclub discriminates against foreigners, runs racist show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another Taiwanese nightclub has been found to have a passport policy that discriminates against foreigners while also hosting a dance troupe that performs blackface. On...

Taipei nightclub refuses foreigners without passports amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of a sign announcing a new discriminatory policy at a popular nightclub in Taipei City surfaced on Sunday (May 3), after a group of foreigners was denied entry bec...

Central Taiwan nightclub discriminates against foreigners out of coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A nightclub in Taichung City on Thursday (April 30) announced a new policy that foreign residents are complaining is discriminatory, as it only requires foreigners to prov...

Taitung 1st county in Taiwan to report zero coronavirus cases, zero quarantined

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Taitung on Monday (April 27) became the first county in the country without either confirmed cases or people in since the Wuhan coronavirus broke out. One ...

Those in home isolation, quarantine in Taiwan may visit sick family members

People undergoing home isolation and quarantine will be allowed to apply to leave their houses for one hour to visit close family members in serious medical conditions or to attend their funerals, the...

Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’

WASHINGTON (AP) — What if the real “invisible enemy” is the enemy from within — America's very institutions? When the coronavirus pandemic came from distant lands to the United State...