Taiwan reports 2 new imported cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Aug. 16) the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases (cases No. 483 and 484) of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in Taiwan...

Catholic church central to Filipino community in Taipei amid COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei church popular among the foreign Catholic community is seeing smaller congregations since it adopted safety protocols to ward off the coronavirus, and nearby Fili...

Taiwan's new quarantine rules for Philippine arrivals kick in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Wednesday (Aug. 12) began implementing a new requirement that all arriving passengers from the Philippines must undergo testing for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-...

The Latest: Most of Singapore foreign labor cleared of COVID

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s government says most foreign workers can now resume work as their dormitories have been cleared of COVID-19 after months of lockdown and virus testing. Peopl...

All Philippine arrivals to undergo quarantine at designated facilities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Wednesday (Aug. 12), all inbound travelers from the Philippines will be transported to designated quarantine centers instead of being allowed to go home after the...

Face masks uncommon sight at Taiwan night markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huge unmasked crowds were seen swarming local night markets across Taiwan Saturday (Aug. 8) on the first weekend following the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC)...

Taiwan confirms new coronavirus case imported from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new imported case of coronavirus from the Philippines was confirmed Sunday (Aug. 9), bringing the total number of cases to 480, as Taiwan recorded 119 consecutive days w...

Asia Today: Sources of many cases in Victoria untraceable

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The premier of Australia’s Victoria state says more than 2,700 active cases have no known source and remain the primary concern of health authorities. Vic...

Taiwan confirms two new imported coronavirus cases from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Philippines were confirmed Saturday (Aug. 8), bringing the total number of cases to 479, as Taiwan recorded...

Masks once again compulsory on Taipei Metro

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has stepped up measures to fight the coronavirus, including making masks mandatory on the Taipei Metro once more, as Taiwan sees a rise in imported cases. Starti...

Taiwan military sends soldier with coronavirus symptoms for test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A soldier at a base in Yilan County was undergoing tests for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Wednesday (Aug. 5) after local authorities confirmed he had shown symptoms of an ...

Asia Today: Duterte reimposing virus lockdown on Manila area

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infect...

Asia Today: South Korea reports 30 new cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 30 additional case of the coronavirus, most of them associated with international arrivals. The cases announced Sunday by the Korea...

CECC urges everyone to wear masks while indoors

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has urged everyone to wear masks while indoors to prevent the spread of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) as people seem less worried about the disease. "...

Taiwan confirms 7 new coronavirus cases, including 1 imported or local

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed Saturday (Aug. 1), with six listed as imported but the origin of one case still to be determined, throwing d...