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 ...

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...

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...

Photo of the Day: WHO head blinded by Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus continues to praise Communist China's handling of the Wuhan virus even as infections and de...

Taiwan's mask rationing system could end by late Feb.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Feb. 11) announced that as production has ramped up significantly, the face mask rationing system will likely be phased ...

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...

Rumors over face mask shortage spark run on toilet paper in Taiwan

Update 2020-02-10 3:20 p.m. The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said during a press conference Monday (Feb. 10) that three women responsible for the toilet paper supplies rumor have been arrest...

Chinese man tackles coronavirus-related racism in Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man stood blindfolded in the streets of Florence, Italy, on Sunday (Feb. 2), in an attempt to stop local residents discriminating against Asian people due to the...

Wholesaler Kuang Nan to release 500,000 free masks across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a severe shortage of face masks and in the wake of a new rationing system announced by the government, wholesale retailer Kuang Nan Fashion Shop (光南大批發-連鎖店) on Tues...