Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-22 17:30 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 26 1 2 China 76,291 2,345 3 Hong Kong 68 ...

Virus spreads in South Korean city as thousands are screened

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the country&rs...

Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest fro...

Taiwanese woman rejected by 10 dentists after returning from Hokkaido

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman with a toothache was rejected by 10 dentists after they learned that she had recently returned from Hokkaido, Japan, but the Ministry of Health and Welfa...

Taiwan reports its 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced the 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus infection and the latest patient is the sister of the limo driver who was the first in Taiwan to succumb to the disease...

Scholar recommends using 37.5°C as benchmark for quarantining students in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As children prepare to return to their studies, a scholar is recommending that schools across Taiwan use 37.5°C as a threshold for fever when screening students for po...

Wuhan coronavirus could infect 7,000 in Taiwan: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could ultimately see 7,000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a public health expert who spoke at a press conference on Monday (Feb. 17)....

Taiwan scholar estimates over 100 COVID-19 cases undetected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public health scholar estimated on Monday that more than 100 people possibly infected with the COVID-19 disease in Taiwan have gone undetected, according to a Chinatimes...

Taiwan to expand virus testing on inbound travelers

Taiwan will expand screening for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by taking samples from all travelers arriving in the country who have a fever or respiratory symptoms starting Monday, according to th...

Taiwan to expand virus testing on inbound travelers

Taiwan will expand screening for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by taking samples from all travelers arriving in the country who have a fever or respiratory symptoms starting Monday, according to th...

Talks on 2nd flight to evacuate Taiwanese from Wuhan stalled due to Chinese obstruction: Health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Negotiations for a second flight to evacuate stranded Taiwanese from Wuhan, China, epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, have been unfruitful, which Taiwan’s health mi...

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...

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 ...

Taiwanese medical staff warn of strain on resources needed to contain coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a petition initiated by a Taiwanese surgeon, Wu Xin-dai, (吳欣岱) received more than 117,000 signatures, medical personnel in Taiwan shed light on the dilemma the count...

Shanghai, Chongqing also locked down as Wuhan virus spreads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Beijing announced it was going into lockdown to try and contain the Wuhan virus on Sunday (Feb. 9), Shanghai on Monday (Feb. 10) followed suit and said it is also im...