Italian towns on lockdown after 2 virus deaths, clusters

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — A dozen northern Italian towns were on effective lockdown Saturday after the new virus linked to China claimed two lives in Italy and sickened an increasing number of peopl...

Woman suspected of infecting granddaughter with coronavirus in 5 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (Feb. 22) it was investigating how an elderly woman, the country’s 24th case, apparently infected her grandd...

Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest fro...

Chinese coronavirus patient reinfected 10 days after leaving hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese patient who just recovered from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has reportedly been infected for the second time in the province of Sichuan, according to local ...

Taiwan team develops antigen for Wuhan coronavirus within 10 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists rush to develop treatment and vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus, a team of Taiwanese scientists has developed the country's first self-produced antigen ...

Taiwan’s first COVID-19 death confirmed to have come into contact with an infected person

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first person to have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan was confirmed to have come into contact with an infected Taiwanese businessperson who had recently returned from China&...

Taiwan may sentence coronavirus quarantine violators to up to 2 years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Violators of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine measures who visit crowded locations or take the MRT will soon face up to two years in prison or a fine of NT$2 millio...

Taiwanese woman rejected by 10 dentists after returning from Hokkaido

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman with a toothache was rejected by 10 dentists after they learned that she had recently returned from Hokkaido, Japan, but the Ministry of Health and Welfa...

2 cases of Wuhan virus would force school closure: Taiwan MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's schools are set to open next week amid fears of a domestic outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced strict guidelines i...

Taiwan FamilyMart starts selling 75% alcohol to battle Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the panic buying of face masks and disinfectants out of fear of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to grip Taiwan, convenience store chain FamilyMart began sales of 75 per...

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...

Taiwan reports its 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced the 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus infection and the latest patient is the sister of the limo driver who was the first in Taiwan to succumb to the disease...

Wuhan coronavirus could cause male infertility: Chinese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists race to unravel the mysteries of the Wuhan coronavirus in an effort to stem its spread, a Chinese study has found the disease could lead to male infertility....

Honduran woman suspected of contracting Wuhan virus in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media outlets in Honduras report that a Honduran woman is suspected to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus while traveling in Taiwan. The 52-year-old woman arrived in...

Taichung furniture company shuts down over Wuhan coronavirus link

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A furniture company in Taichung has suspended operations and quarantined its personnel after an employee was allegedly diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus. The Taichun...