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...

Minister: Cyprus will lose over 75% of tourism this year

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus doesn’t expect to see this year more than 20%-25% of the record 3.97 million vacationing visitors the Mediterranean island nation welcomed in 2019 because the coronavirus...

Taiwan doctor warns of potential 'coronavirus tsunami'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chung Shan Medical University Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department Director Hsieh Tsung-hsueh (謝宗學) on Tuesday (July 28) warned that Taiwanese citizens' relaxed att...

Taiwan reports 5 new imported coronavirus cases from Philippines, HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 28) announced five new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from the Philippines and Hong Ko...

Taiwan reports 4 new imported coronavirus cases from Lesotho, S. Africa, US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (July 27) announced four new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from Lesotho, South Africa, and t...