Japanese government insists on holding 2020 Olympics despite surge in virus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite having confirmed 97 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, not including the passengers on the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship, Japa...

Quarantine violators in Taiwan could be slapped with NT$1 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Violators of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) home quarantine measures could face a fine of up to NT$1 million (US$32,900), according to a suite of special measures proposed b...

Taiwan may sentence coronavirus quarantine violators to up to 2 years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Violators of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine measures who visit crowded locations or take the MRT will soon face up to two years in prison or a fine of NT$2 millio...

2 former Diamond Princess passengers with virus die in Japan

Two elderly passengers taken off the Diamond Princess cruise ship because they were infected with a new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday (Feb. 20), becoming the first fatalit...

Flower festival on Taipei’s Yangmingshan opens amidst Wuhan coronavirus fear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late Taiwan Cherry blossoms and double-flowered cherry blossoms are blooming on Yangmingshan to coincide with the 2020 Yangmingshan Flower Festival, which opened last Satu...

85 percent of Japanese anxious about rising virus infections in country: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A national survey conducted by Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun showed that more than 85 percent of Japanese are concerned about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epide...

Taiwan Stickers help distinguish nationalities amidst China travel bans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic, a fear of the Chinese people has emerged in countries around the world, leading many of them to issue travel restrictions on to...

160 million Chinese commuters return to work as Wuhan virus outbreak wears on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to stoke anxiety throughout China, the country's State Council said Tuesday (Feb. 11) that approximately 160 million ...

California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Would-be plotters bent on staging an attack aboard a passenger plane know they've first got to pass through a gauntlet of security measures at an airport, from body scans and spot i...

Time to enjoy sakura in the moonlight in Taipei’s Neihu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is time to enjoy sakura in the moonlight at Lohas Park (樂活公園) in Taipei’s Neihu District, according to a news release by Taipei’s Parks and Street Lights Of...

Taiwan coronavirus patients in good condition: CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday (Feb. 1) that the conditions of the country's 10 confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) patients have improved ...

Bills staying put at current home; New stadium not ruled out

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have informed county officials they will not use an early and one-time opt-out clause to terminate their lease at New Era Field. The team's dec...

Thai holiday over, Chinese visitors fly home to Wuhan

BANGKOK (AP) — The holiday was over for almost 80 Chinese visitors to Thailand. They were lining up at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to catch a flight home -- to Wuhan, their homet...

Japanese evacuation flight brings back workers from Wuhan

TOKYO (AP) — The first group of Japanese evacuees from a virus-hit Chinese city arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday, a dozen of them with cough and fever including two who were later diagnosed with pn...

Confined at home, Chinese get creative to beat boredom

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese around the country confined to their apartments either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remain in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a ne...