Taiwan confirms new coronavirus case from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Sept. 20) announced that one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has arrived from the Philippines, brin...

Taiwan confirms 3 coronavirus cases from Philippines, Japan, Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed a Filipino man, a Taiwanese man returning from Myanmar, and a Taiwanese woman back from a trip to Japan, as the countr...

Makeshift hospital in Yunnan leads to fears of new outbreak in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The appearance of a massive makeshift hospital, a huge increase in testing facilities, and the alleged dispatch of a top disease expert have Chinese netizens concerned tha...

Taiwan reports 500th imported case of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 16) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus has arrived from the Philippines, passing the 500 m...

Taiwan confirms Filipina and Taiwanese man as imported coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed a Filipina mother in her 30s and a Taiwanese man in his 60s, who returned from the Philippines, as Taiwan’s two ...

Taiwan confirms Filipino migrant, woman working in Indonesia as coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker from the Philippines and a Taiwanese returning from work in Indonesia are Taiwan’s two latest Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total...

Venice reclaims spotlight as 1st COVID-era film fest opens

ROME (AP) — Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the first major in-person cinema showcase of the coronavirus era after Cannes ca...

Asia Today: Virus spike makes S. Korean lockdown more likely

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 441 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single-day total in months, as fears grow that lockdown-like restrictions are becoming inevitable as transm...

The Latest: India reports another 67,000 coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI — India has reported more than 67,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, raising the country’s number of reported infections to 3.2 million with 1.5 million reported infections comi...

Asia Today: SKorea orders doctors to stop strike amid crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea ordered thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus case...

Taiwan confirms one new imported coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed one new imported case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Aug. 21), but officials were not available to provide further details. The latest case is...

Taiwan rejects general coronavirus testing for arrivals from 12 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Contrary to media reports, there are no plans to introduce general Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for passengers arriving from 12 high-risk countries, the Central Ep...

Taiwan expands virus testing on workers with symptoms in high-risk settings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Wednesday (Aug. 19) that all contacts of returning Taiwanese and individuals working in high-risk public sett...

The Latest: India's total coronavirus death toll tops 50,000

NEW DELHI — India's number of reported fatalities from the coronavirus has crossed 50,000 after 941 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours. With a total of 50,921 reported de...

Taiwanese wife of Malaysian COVID-19 case tests negative: CECC

The wife of a man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Malaysia Friday has tested negative for the virus, while four others who were in close contact in northern Taiwan will also be tested, the Central ...