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Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there's a new boss at the White House is the deference b...

Testing wristbands, masks a sign of new boss at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there's a new boss at the White House is the deference b...

Germany's Merkel points to variant risk as infections drop

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is seeing a promising decline in new coronavirus infections, but must take "very seriously” the risk posed by a more contagious variant and will have to be cautious whenever it s...

Mayors of Newark, Taiwan's Taoyuan talk pandemic recovery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) on Tuesday (Jan. 12) held a virtual meeting with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to discuss strategies for slowing the spread of coronavir...

Taiwan accuses Hong Kong firm of illegal COVID mask production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an investigation into the unregistered manufacturing of surgical masks, the manager of a factory in Yilan County owned by a Hong Kong company was released on bail, r...

Taiwan launches inspection of masks contaminated with toxic substances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities are embarking on a mass inspection of medical masks in Taiwan to determine whether they contain illegal azo dyes, a class of synthetic dyes that can...

Taiwanese actress points out danger of pulling down mask

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An illustration shared by Taiwanese actress Shu Qi (舒淇) that shows the dangers of pulling down a mask to eat went viral over the weekend. On Sunday (Dec. 27), Shu Qi po...

Taiwan has enough masks to counter local coronavirus transmissions: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid unease over the country’s first local coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in eight months, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday (Dec. 23) that...

AP PHOTOS: Italy ICU nurse couple bring family love to ward

ROME (AP) — The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for families around the world managing work and home life. For the Di Giacobbe family, the juggling is even trickier sinc...

European Court of Human rights rejects French virus lawsuit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a legal complaint from a French citizen who claimed the anti-COVID 19 measures put in place by the French government were insufficient....

UN organization thanks Taiwan for 50,000-mask donation to Kuwait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United Nations organization has expressed its gratitude to Taiwan for the donation of 50,000 medical masks to Kuwait in June to aid in that country's fight against t...

Tokyo asks drinking places to close early to curb virus rise

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's governor on Wednesday asked bars and other places where alcohol is served to close earlier for three weeks to help prevent a resurgence of coronavirus infections from turning expl...

French shop owners pressure Macron to lighten virus lockdown

People in France may be able to go back to their favorite shops and attend religious services again next week, after a month of partial virus lockdown — but they’ll probably have to wait until next ye...

Taiwan to supply more, cheaper masks in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning Jan. 1, Taiwan residents will be able to buy 10 face masks every two weeks instead of the current nine, and the price will be cut by NT$1 to NT$4 (US$0.14) per m...

The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

MADRID (AP) — No one performing onstage in Spain’s Teatro Real opera house is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid a pandemic. And that's even before the second act scene...