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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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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/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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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/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/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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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan adds 23 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 100

Taipei, A total of 23 new COVID-19 cases, 21 of which originated overseas, were confirmed in Taiwan on Wednesday, bringing the total number in the country to 100, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.Among the new cases, two are believed to...
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CORONAVIRUS/16,000 arrivals from Europe, other areas required to be quarantined

Taipei, About 16,000 people arrived in Taiwan from the high-risk areas of Europe, Turkey, Dubai and Egypt from March 5-14 and are required to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days, according to government data.Following an increase in the number o...
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CORONAVIRUS/Highest travel warning announced for U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Taipei, Taiwan will impose its highest Level 3 travel warning on the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand starting Thursday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday, though the effects of the move will be largely supersed...
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