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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports eight new COVID-19 cases; total rises to 108

Taipei, Eight new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Taiwan on Thursday, bringing the total number in the country to 108, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.Seven of the cases are believed to have been contracted overseas, while one of them...
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CORONAVIRUS/Nearly 40% of returning travelers report start of home quarantine

Taipei, Nearly 40 percent of the approximately 16,000 people who returned to Taiwan March 5-14 from overseas areas deemed as high-risk for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease have reported to local district offices that they have started home quarantine,...
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Virus fears send Taiwan shares into 500-point plunge

Taipei, Shares in Taiwan came under heavy downward pressure, falling more than 500 points to close below the 9,000-point mark Thursday as market sentiment was hurt by a plunge on Wall Street amid the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, dealers said....
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Human rights groups mark third anniversary of Taiwan activist’s arrest

Taipei, Human rights groups in Taiwan marked the third anniversary of Lee Ming-che's (???) arrest in China Thursday, calling for people to remember the jailed activist and urging China to release him.Lee, a staff member at Wenshan Community College in...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports eight new COVID-19 cases; total rises to 108

Taipei, Eight new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Taiwan on Thursday, bringing the total number in the country to 108, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.Seven of the cases are believed to have been contracted overseas, while one of them...
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Central bank cuts interest rates by 0.25 percentage points

Taipei, In concert with actions taken by central banks around the world to stimulate the economy, Taiwan's central bank decided to cut its key interest rates by 0.25 percentage points after concluding a quarterly policymaking meeting Thursday.The move...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan starts clinical trials of remdesivir on COVID-19 patients

Taipei, Clinical trials of the antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 have already started in Taiwan, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) expert Chang Shang-chun (???) said Thursday.Speaking at a daily CECC ...
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CORONAVIRUS/Arriving passengers wait in long lines at Taoyuan airport

Taipei, Arriving travelers waited in long lines outside Taoyuan International Airport for a specialized "epidemic prevention transport service" to head for home quarantine Thursday, as Taiwan began to impose strict border controls to contain the sprea...
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Central bank cuts interest rates by 0.25 percentage points (update)

Taipei, In concert with actions taken by central banks around the world to stimulate the economy, Taiwan's central bank decided to cut its key interest rates by 0.25 percentage points after concluding a quarterly policymaking meeting Thursday.The move...
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