News on the COVID-19 outbreak

New coronavirus case a Taiwan Taoyuan Airport employee

2020.03.30

One of Taiwan’s 16 new coronavirus cases worked at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s travel information center, the Tourism Bureau confirmed Saturday.

Taiwan reports 15 new coronavirus infections, bringing total to 298

2020.03.30

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (March 29) announced 15 more confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the country's total to 298.

Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

03.02.2020

No.Country/AreaCasesDeaths
1Taiwan401
2China80,0262,912
3Hong Kong982
4Macau100
5Japan2566
6Thailand421
7South Korea4,21222
8United States752
9Singapore1060
10Vietnam160
11France1302
12Nepal10
13Australia281
14Malaysia290
15Canada200
16Germany1300
17Sri Lanka10
18Cambodia10
19United Arab Emirates210
20Finland60
21Philippines31
22India30
23Italy1,69434
24United Kingdom360
25Russia50
26Spain830
27Sweden130
28Belgium20
29Egypt20
30Iran97854
31Israel100
32Lebanon100
33Diamond Princess7056
34Bahrain470
35Kuwait460
36Afghanistan10
37Oman60
38Iraq180
39Croatia70
40Austria140
41Switzerland270
42Algeria20
43Brazil20
44Romania30
45Norway190
46North Macedonia10
47Georgia30
48Pakistan40
49Greece70
50Denmark30
51Estonia10
52Netherlands70
53Nigeria10
54Lithuania10
55Belarus10
56New Zealand10
57Azerbaijan30
58San Marino10
59Mexico40
60Monaco10
61Ecuador10
62Ireland10
63Luxembourg10
64Qatar10
65Armenia10
66Dominican Republic10
67Czech Republic30
 Total89,0323,044

Taiwan CDC website allows searches for locations of confirmed Wuhan virus cases

2020.02.25

In response to the mounting coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Taiwan and people's desire to know where they are, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is adding the new virus to the country's existing epidemic statistics query system.

The search function is currently only available in Chinese, and the virus appears as the "national severe special infectious pneumonia" (全國嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎) instead of the familiar "Wuhan coronavirus" or the "COVID-19" coined by the World Health Organization.

Taiwan's COVID-19 cases rise to 28

2020.02.23

Two more cases of infection by the coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded on Sunday (Feb. 23), raising the number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to 28.

A man in his 80s from northern Taiwan and his 50-year-old son were identified as, respectively, the 27th and 28th cases of the viral infection, said CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) at a press conference on Sunday afternoon. The source of infection is still under investigation, as the father and son have not traveled overseas recently, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Taiwan bans its healthcare professionals from traveling abroad

2020.02.23

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday announced a prohibition on overseas travel by the country's healthcare professionals, saying it was a temporary measure to effectively manage human resources amid the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Taiwan raises coronavirus travel advisories for Japan and South Korea

2020.02.22

 Taiwan raised the travel advisories for Japan and South Korea to level-2 alerts, as the number of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the two countries surged.

Apart from the more than 500 cases recorded on the Diamond Princess cruise liner docked in Yokohama, Japan has confirmed more than 100 patients on land. Meanwhile, in the space of just two days, South Korea saw its number of coronavirus cases increase from 100 to more than 300.

Taiwan issues travel alert for South Korea as coronavirus cases soar

02.21.2020

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 20) issued a basic Level 1 travel alert for South Korea, advising travelers from Taiwan to exercise normal precautions while in the country, in light of a spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there.

Taiwan hopeful about self-producing COVID-19 cure remdesivir

02.21.2020

Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said Thursday (Feb. 20) that researchers have successfully recreated small compounds of remdesivir and the country will likely be able to produce the American antiviral drug in the next few weeks.

Companies in Taiwan begin to furlough employees due to impact of Wuhan coronavirus

02.20.2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is taking a toll on Taiwan’s economy as furloughs have been reported in three major cities in Taiwan.

The Labor Affairs Bureau of the Tainan City government said in a press release on Wednesday (Feb. 19) that five companies in the city have furloughed a total of 468 employees due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The businesses are related to textiles, machinery, as well as several other industries, the bureau added.

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