Topic: COVID-19

Let’s developments about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

Chein Rong-jie, center, an assistant research fellow with Academic Sinica's Institute of Chemistry, and his seven-member research team have completed the synthesis of over 100 milligrams of remdesivir in two weeks at a 97 percent level of purity. (CNA)

Taiwan successfully synthesizes antiviral drug remdesivir

TAIPEI (CNA) — Two Taiwanese research teams have synthesized remdesivir, an experimental medication that has shown promise in fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that...

Opinion | Denying seating to Taiwan foreigners is bordering on discrimination

As coronavirus spreads worldwide, many people have shared how discrimination also increased, including in Taiwan. I want to share my experience with a Taipei BBQ...

COVID-19 not a valid reason to extend Taiwan visa: MOFA

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA, 外交部) confirmed on Wednesday that foreigners residing in Taiwan must leave if their residency or...

Taiwan new face masks registration system goes online

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) new ordering system for face masks goes online Thursday with the aim of...

HK, Thailand and Vietnam travelers eligible for short quarantine: CECC

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Business travelers can apply for a shortened quarantine period starting on June 22 as long as they meet four...

Taiwan confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases, testing all contacts

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) on Thursday reported two new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total...
A post reading "this store no longer sell masks" is seen in this photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020. (CNA)

Foreigners without Taiwan NHI card can still get masks: official

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Foreigners without National Health Insurance (NHI) card will still have access to face masks when a new policy goes...
A screen-grab shows an alert message from the government on Feb. 7, 2020. (Courtesy of Mimi Hsin Hsuan Sun)

Authorities send coronavirus alert in Chinese, create more confusion

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Did you get this? Do you know what it means? Taiwan residents received an alert from the Central Epidemic Command...
The virus, which was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization. (NOWnews)

Taiwan researchers successfully extract sample of coronavirus

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwanese researchers have successfully extracted a sample of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which could eventually lead to the development of a...
A China Airlines aircraft departs from Taiwan to Japan on Feb. 21, 2020. (CNA)

China Airlines to cancel 3,000 flights in March

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — China Airlines will cancel 3,000 flights in March, up from 1,400 flights already canceled last month, according to a statement released on Monday. China...