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'Egypt Dad' investigated as index case in New Taipei Delta cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said that a case dubbed "Egypt Dad" by local media was the first to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in a New Ta...

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...

Soderbergh, Cheadle return to Detroit in 'No Sudden Move'

NEW YORK (AP) — During the pandemic, Steven Soderbergh has shot two feature films, released a pair of movies, written a sequel to his first film (1989's “Sex, Lies and Videotape”), re-edited some of h...

German scientist says 99.9% chance coronavirus leaked from Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new study based on a year of research by a German physicist has concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus started with an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). ...

COVID conspiracy shows vast reach of Chinese disinformation

BRUSSELS (AP) — It took just three months for the rumor that COVID-19 was engineered as a bioweapon to spread from the fringes of the Chinese internet and take root in millions of people’s minds. ...

Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China took leading role

BRUSSELS (AP) — The rumors began almost as soon as the disease itself. Claims that a foreign adversary had unleashed a bioweapon emerged at the fringes of Chinese social media the same day China first...

New Taipei mayor announces ban on visiting the sick in hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A resurgence of COVID-19 infections prompted New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) to announce on Monday (Jan. 25) a ban on visiting the sick in hospitals across the city...

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. The ...

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. ...

The Latest: Cases surge in Thailand, Sydney's beach suburbs

BANGKOK — Thailand on Sunday reported two new local infections, a day after identifying more than 500 cases south of Bangkok in a country that had largely brought the pandemic under control. ...

Asia Today: Sydney outbreak grows; Thailand finds 548 cases

SYDNEY (AP) — The outbreak in Sydney’s northern beach suburbs has grown to 70 cases with an additional 30 in the last 24 hours, and authorities say they may never be able to trace the source. ...

Italian nurse on coronavirus duty sees the nightmare return

MILAN (AP) — A 54-year-old nurse became convinced the coronavirus “hated” her during the first seven months of Italy’s outbreaks. Those are Cristina Settembrese's words for it. Sett...

More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — At least two doctors in Syria's opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a monitoring group Saturday, raising the total number of cases in the over...

Pompeo says Taiwan's WHO exclusion shows it puts politics ahead of health

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained Thursday (July 9) the reasons behind the country's withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO), stressing the hea...

Twitter belatedly fact-checks 2 Chinese propaganda tweets from March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twitter this week suddenly fact-checked two dated tweets by a Chinese government spokesman, in an apparent response to U.S. President Donald Trump's complaints that hi...