Topic: 2019-nCoV

Let’s developments about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

Japan confirms 39 new virus cases, 174 total on cruise ship

Taiwan could evacuate nationals from virus-struck cruise ship

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday it is studying the feasibility of sending a charter flight to bring home...

Hong Kongers arrested, fined for breaking Taiwan quarantine rules

TAIPEI (CNA) — Three travelers who arrived from Hong Kong and violated quarantine regulations aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic...
'Parasite' shines light on South Korean basement dwellers

‘Parasite’ shines light on South Korean basement dwellers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, said that moving into a semi-basement apartment was her least-preferred option when she...
New virus has infected more than 67,000 people globally

New virus has infected more than 67,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 67,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring...
France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient

France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient

PARIS (AP) — The French health minister has announced the first coronavirus death in Europe. French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn says Saturday that "I was...
Cambodia gets more praise for allowing cruise ship to dock

Cambodia gets more praise for allowing cruise ship to dock

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — The cruise ship that was allowed to dock in Cambodia after being turned away at five other ports by authorities...
Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) speaks at a press conference on Feb. 14, 2020. (CNA)

Taiwan cracking down on people ignoring coronavirus quarantine

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Taipei City Government's Department of Civil Affairs (民政局) on Saturday released three more names of people supposed to be...
Amid virus outbreak, concerns about a hockey stick shortage

Amid virus outbreak, concerns about a hockey stick shortage

Jack Eichel snapped his stick over the crossbar in frustration after an empty-net goal sealed a Buffalo Sabres loss, splintering it across the ice....
China reports major drop in new virus cases; 143 new deaths

China reports major drop in new virus cases; 143 new deaths

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Saturday a figure of 2,641 new virus cases, a major drop from the higher numbers in recent days since...
Based on the Communicable Disease Control Act, individuals who violate the terms of their quarantine can face a maximum fine of NT$150,000. (CNA)

HK travelers arrested for escaping quarantine in Taipei

TAIPEI (CNA) — Three travelers arriving from Hong Kong who violated Taiwan's quarantine regulations aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic...

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