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...

Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-20 08:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 24 1 2 China 74,546 2,115 3 Hong Kong 65 ...

US woman who hid baby arrested in Philippines for kidnapping

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An American woman charged with human trafficking for allegedly attempting to smuggle a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines inside a sling bag was arrested on an additional...

Taiwan needs class suspension standards in event of coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the new semester set to start next week for middle and elementary schools, the Taipei City Government has called for a set of unified class suspension standards in th...

US-Taiwan competition to grant US$250,000 to tech gurus developing tools to counter disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A US-led technology competition with a focus on fighting disinformation entered its final round on Wednesday (Feb. 19), with at least one winning team to be chosen on Thur...

Taiwan adds more masks to rationing system amid Wuhan coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced a new rationing system on Monday (Feb. 17), adding an additional 200 adult-size surgical masks and 150 child masks for each...

Taiwan’s unsung heroes during virus outbreak — its mask companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan scrambles to fight the Wuhan virus (COVID-19), surgical mask companies have thrown their weight behind the government to help the country weather the health cris...

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...

Three Hong Kong men rob supermarket for toilet paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three armed robbers reportedly stole 600 toilet rolls from a supermarket in Hong Kong on Monday morning (Feb. 17), after a wave of panic-buying due to the Wuhan coronaviru...

Taiwan to roll out online health report system for visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to introduce a digital platform for filing health statements, as part of its border screening measures due to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) threat...

Rice cooker can be used to sterilize masks: Taiwanese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As panic buying of surgical face masks due to the Wuhan virus continues to grip Taiwan, a Taiwanese professor has found that "dry steaming" a mask in a rice cook...

US impressed by Taiwan-developed mask availability digital maps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many countries have been impressed by Taiwan-developed digital maps that provide information about facial mask availability, which are in short supply due to the coronavir...

Taiwan emerges as 2nd largest face mask producer to fight epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ramping up production of protective gear amid the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus, with factories going into overdrive manufacturing surgical masks and alcohol-b...

Kaohsiung mayor participates in Cabinet meeting on virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) attended a Cabinet meeting on Thursday (Feb. 13) to participate in a meeting with the central government and representatives from fiv...

Taiwan's ban on face mask exports to last until May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the wave of panic buying, hoarding, and profiteering over face masks continues unabated amid the coronavirus (Wuhan virus) outbreak, the Taiwan government announced Thu...