US CDC puts Taiwan on coronavirus community spread list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States included Taiwan on the list of destinations with an apparent community spread of the Wuhan corona...

Chinese frog breeding council says humans 'yearn' for wildlife products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese council that promotes frog breeding has been ordered to cease operations over its opposition to the government’s ban to halt wildlife trade amid the corona...

China changes Wuhan virus counting scheme again, cases drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (Feb. 19), China's National Health Commission (NHC) announced that it is again changing the method by which Wuhan coronavirus infections are tabulated, wi...

Tips for ‘pet disinfection’ amid Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese veterinarian has offered some tips for ‘pet disinfection’ to those worried their furkids might contract the potential lethally Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Taiwan confirms 24th case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday evening (Feb. 19) reported one more case of novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), bringing the country's tot...

Taiwan to fly 19 Diamond Princess passengers and crew home on Feb. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 19 Taiwanese passengers and crew of the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess will be flown home on the afternoon of Friday (Feb. 21) for tests and spend 14 day...

Rats possible culprit behind Wuhan virus outbreak: HK expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists strive to identify the source of the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) that has infected over 75,000 worldwide, a Hong Kong epidemiologist has pointed...

Scholar recommends using 37.5°C as benchmark for quarantining students in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As children prepare to return to their studies, a scholar is recommending that schools across Taiwan use 37.5°C as a threshold for fever when screening students for po...

Company in central Taiwan put into quarantine after employee’s family infected with Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A company in Taichung City instructed all of its employees to quarantine themselves at home until Mar. 1 because a family member of a company employee is confirmed to have...

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal w...

Taiwanese doctor explains differences between flu and Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As confusion and rumors swirl around both the common flu and the Wuhan coronavirus, a Taiwanese doctor says that the key signs of the latter are lower respiratory tract sy...

Taiwan reports 21st, 22nd cases of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday evening (Feb. 17) announced the 21st and 22nd confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus, both of whom were relativ...

China may postpone annual congress because of virus

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, as the military dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra suppl...

No community-level transmission of coronavirus in Taiwan: VP

There is no community-level transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Taiwan, despite the nation reporting its first death from the virus Sunday, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), an epid...

Wuhan coronavirus could infect 7,000 in Taiwan: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could ultimately see 7,000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a public health expert who spoke at a press conference on Monday (Feb. 17)....