Autopsies reveal differences between SARS and coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first autopsies of victims from the Wuhan virus (COVID-19) have demonstrated significant differences from those who died of the SARS epidemic, according to Chinese pul...

Taiwan government to provide financial subsidy to quarantined citizens, medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Taiwan's government has drawn up a special draft law that will allow citizens placed under home quarantine to re...

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...

Taiwan pharmacies increase supply of rubbing alcohol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed its 21st and 22nd cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Taiwan Pharmacist Association (TPA) announced Monday (Feb. 17) that more than 6,000 Na...

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...

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...

German Institute Taipei praises Taiwan's coronavirus response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The German Institute Taipei has praised the island nation for its battle against the Wuhan coronavirus, calling it a "role model" in its Facebook post Thursday (...

Former health ministers back petition on Taiwan's WHO admission

A cross-party group of five former Taiwanese health ministers on Thursday (Feb. 13) urged the public to support a petition calling for Taiwan's admission to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

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...

China's Xi makes rare appearance amid outrage over coronavirus lockdowns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his first public appearance since meeting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen five days ago, Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) was seen wearing a surgical mask on a street i...

UK calls virus "serious" health threat; will detain people

LONDON (AP) — Britain has declared the new coronavirus that emerged from China a "serious and imminent threat to public health'' and announced new measures Monday to combat the spread of the disease. ...

Passengers on Taiwan cruise ship test negative for coronavirus

Update : 2020-02-08 21:16 At around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Chen announced that all passengers on the SuperStar Aquarius had tested negative for the coronavirus. He said that the Taiwanese aboard are c...

Beijing is sabotaging itself in Taiwan through the Wuhan coronavirus

On Feb. 3, the first charter jet sent to evacuate Taiwanese businessmen stranded in Wuhan was found to have someone on board infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as well as dozens of "...

Taiwan medical workers launch petition in support of government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese doctor Wu Hsin-tai (吳欣岱) has launched a petition calling for the government to postpone evacuation of Taiwanese citizens in Wuhan. As of Friday afternoon (Feb...

Taipei 101 lights up in tribute to medical staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The landmark Taipei 101 lit up with messages on Wednesday evening (Feb. 5) to express gratitude to medical staff working to protect the nation from the novel coronavirus (...