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The Latest: China city offers cash for tip on test evaders

BEIJING — A city in northern China is offering rewards of 500 yuan ($77) for anyone who reports on a resident who has not taken a recent coronavirus test. The offer from the governme...

The Latest: Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo area

TOKYO — Japan has declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby areas as coronavirus cases continue to surge, hitting a daily record of 2,447 in the capital. Prime Minist...

Amid virus fears, China urges workers to skip holiday travel

BEIJING (AP) — China is encouraging tens of millions of migrant workers not to travel home during February’s Lunar New Year holiday to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. The...

Shopping malls near Taipei 101 cancel New Year's Eve parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two major malls near Taipei 101 have announced they will be canceling outdoor activities scheduled for New Year's Eve after Taiwan's first local transmission of th...

New Zealanders denounce pilot for spreading coronavirus in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealanders are criticizing a pilot from their country online for causing the first local transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus in Taiwan in eight months. On Tuesday...

New Zealander pilot, friend took Taipei MRT to Xiangshan while infectious

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As officials continue to trace the movements of the New Zealander pilot behind Taiwan's first local Wuhan coronavirus infection in eight months, a report surfaced on W...

Taiwan's year-end celebrations to proceed despite new domestic COVID-19 case

New Year's Eve festivities across Taiwan will proceed as scheduled, despite a report on Tuesday (Dec. 22) of the country's first domestic COVID-19 case since April 12, because the source of in...

Taiwan’s EVA Air sacks New Zealand pilot behind domestic coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air decided on Wednesday (Dec. 23) to terminate the employment of a New Zealander pilot deemed responsible for causing Taiwan’s first domestic coronavirus transm...

Keep calm, Taiwan says after first local COVID-19 case in 8 months

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people on Wednesday (Dec. 23) to keep calm after the island confirmed its first locally transmitted case of COVID-19 since April 12, as the government announced...

Taiwan has enough masks to counter local coronavirus transmissions: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid unease over the country’s first local coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in eight months, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday (Dec. 23) that...

Infectious New Zealand pilot shopped in stores in Taipei, Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke of Taiwan's first domestic case of Wuhan coronavirus in eight months on Tuesday (Dec. 22), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) listed the local...

Taiwan announces 1st local coronavirus case in 254 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Dec. 22) announced its first local case of the Wuhan coronavirus, breaking one of the longest streaks in th...

Thousands line up for tests amid Thailand virus outbreak

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Thousands of people lined up for coronavirus tests in a province near Bangkok on Sunday, as Thai authorities scrambled to contain an outbreak of the virus that has infect...

Thailand reports 548 new virus cases, highest daily spike

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the country's highest daily tally. The 548 new cases, most of them connected with an outbreak at a w...

The Latest: Germany reports record-high 590 new virus deaths

BERLIN — Germany has reported a new daily record of 590 coronavirus-related deaths. The country's national disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, also reported 20,815 new...