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 ...

District health centers in Taipei will begin to sell surgical masks on Feb 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All district health centers in Taipei City except Wenshan and Beitou will begin to sell surgical masks under the name-based system on Friday (Feb. 21), Taipei Deputy Mayor...

Taiwan pharmacies increase supply of rubbing alcohol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed its 21st and 22nd cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Taiwan Pharmacist Association (TPA) announced Monday (Feb. 17) that more than 6,000 Na...

Taiwan adds more masks to rationing system amid Wuhan coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced a new rationing system on Monday (Feb. 17), adding an additional 200 adult-size surgical masks and 150 child masks for each...

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...

Surgical masks can be purchased at 303 local health centers across Taiwan starting Feb 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced on its website Saturday (Feb. 15) that starting Sunday, surgical masks supplied under the name-based system w...

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...

Photo of the Day: Coronavirus valentine bouquet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the relatively low novel coronavirus incidence in the Philippines—so far there have only been three cases and one death—the issue is clearly on the min...

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...

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 ...

Taiwan’s Foxconn and TSMC get permission to resume operations in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group has received the nod from the Chinese government to restart operations at its factory in Zhengzhou, ...

Foxconn produces masks for its iPhone workers amid shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer and the top assembler of Apple products, began trial production of surgical masks on Wednesday (Feb. 5),...