VIRUS DIARY: One midnight moment in Taiwan's virus battle

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — “Get back in the car!” the masked people shouted at me. “Get back in!” It was near midnight. My taxi just pulled into the parking lot where I was greeted by th...

Taiwan to replace throat swabs with new saliva test for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Sunday (Aug. 30) that a new and less unpleasant way to test for coronavirus will replace the traditional t...

444 of 461 Taiwan contacts of Belgian have tested negative for coronavirus so far

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only 17 of the 461 people in Taiwan known to have come in contact with a Belgian man who tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are still awaiting the result...

McCarthy finally returns a negative coronavirus test

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Denny McCarthy had a 76 in the third round of the Memorial and still found reason to smile Saturday. He finally returned a negative test for the coronavirus. ...

Puerto Rico to demand COVID-19 test results from passengers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday announced strict new rules for all passengers flying into Puerto Rico in a bid to curb coronavirus cases as officials blame recent outbre...

Luxembourg starts to test its entire population for virus

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Luxembourg started a coronavirus testing program Wednesday to check each and every one of its roughly 600,000 people, as well as cross-border workers, over the next nine weeks. ...

CECC plans to safely bring virus-recovered citizens home to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation in Taiwan continues to improve, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said it has started to consider allowing some o...

China moves to block new virus flare-up on Russian border

BEIJING (AP) — China is facing a new coronavirus flare-up along its remote northern border with Russia, far from the epicenter of Wuhan, where it has all but declared victory in the battle against the...

Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, o...

Taiwan's health ministry unveils 167 locations for Wuhan coronavirus testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has unveiled a list of 167 locations nationwide where on-demand Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is being made available. ...

Taiwan's Academia Sinica rebuffs China's claim to coronavirus test antibodies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica on Monday (March 9) rejected Communist China's attempt to claim credit for a new reagent for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) by saying "It had no...