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Taiwan to fine Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 for COVID lab infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 24) announced that it will be fining Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 (US$5,400) after the lack of prop...

Taiwan lists 3 possible ways COVID lab infection occurred

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 20) released the results of a report by Academia Sinica listing three possible routes by which a research assist...

453 Taiwan contacts listed for COVID-positive lab worker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The total number of contacts of a female research assistant who contracted the Delta variant of COVID inside a high safety level lab in Taipei has risen to 453. On Satu...

Taiwan scientist bitten by mice twice before testing positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scientist at a high-level biological safety lab in Taipei was bitten twice by mice before testing positive for COVID, prompting an investigation into whether laboratory ...

Scientist bitten by mouse in Taipei lab before testing positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female researcher was bitten by a lab mouse while running experiments on COVID before testing positive for the virus on Thursday (Dec. 9). During an emergency press c...

Scientist COVID positive after exposure in Taipei P3 lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A researcher in a high safety level laboratory in Taipei has tested positive for COVID and may have contracted the disease while experimenting on the virus. During an e...

WHO chief inspector says 'likely' patient zero was Wuhan lab researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The team leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) probe into the origins of COVID-19 has told a Danish TV station it is "likely" that patient zero was a sta...

Expert says origins of pandemic could be known in few years

LONDON (AP) — The global community will find out “fairly soon, within the next few years” what started the coronavirus pandemic, a key member of a World Health Organization-led investigation into the ...