Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday announced that more than 722,000 people — 600,000 using the NHI app and 122,000 more using the Emask system — had successfully registered for purchasing face masks as of 1 p.
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The Kospi plummeted more than 5 per cent during Thursday trading, which triggered the stock exchange to temporarily halt trading on Korea’s main bourse, as investor sentiments weighed on the coronavirus pandemic.
Taiwan seems to be the eye of the storm: a relatively safe space of 29 active cases in the heart of Eastern Asia where the coronavirus both started and continues to infect close to 90,000 people.
More than 3,000 medical institutions in Taiwan offer telemedicine for people in isolation as part of the country’s COVID-19 response measures.
South Korea’s state-run research institutes and pharmaceutical firms are working hard to find a cure for the new coronavirus.
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The founder of a religious sect at the center of a coronavirus outbreak in South Korea underwent testing Saturday for the new virus The founder of a religious sect at the center of a coronavirus outbreak in South Korea underwent testing Saturday for the new virus, reports said Sunday.
South Korea’s major industries – including electronics, automobiles, retail and oil refining – are on high alert due to a surge in Covid-19 cases here, as well as the market slowdown in China, the nation’s biggest export destination.
After Taiwan reported its first confirmed cases, health authorities finally released on Monday the latest tally of Covid-19 cases in each administrative region, with Taipei being the highest.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA, 外交部) told a news conference, that Taiwan could bring home its nationals from the virus-struck Diamond Princess cruise ship as early as Friday (Feb.
A South Korean government jet left Tuesday to evacuate South Koreans aboard the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan, amid concerns of rapidly rising cases of Covid-19 onboard.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Islamabad on Thursday on a two-day trip aimed at strengthening bilateral strategic partnership and economic ties.
By unveiling an enhanced Galaxy S smartphone lineup and a new foldable form factor in San Francisco on Tuesday, Samsung Electronics has reset the tone for the upcoming decade in the mobile world with catchphrases “5G, AI and foldable”.
Climate change is triggering glacial melt in Pakistan and resulting in glacial lake outburst floods.
Due to shortages of parts from China amid the spreading coronavirus outbreak, Hyundai Motor Co.
With face masks running out fast amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government is cracking down on hoarding and illicit trading of hygiene goods in high demand.
As fears of the new coronavirus spread around the world, so do racist attacks and stereotypes targeting people of Asian descent, with many South Koreans overseas reporting having experienced discrimination.
It was a long and emotional morning for the head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) as hundreds of Taiwan nationals arrived last night from Wuhan, central China.
Taiwan people still scramble to make sense of this new epidemic that brought vile memories of SARS back to life.
As the deadly respiratory virus that originated in China continues to spread across Asia and the world, North Korea is on high alert to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus and is stepping up quarantine efforts.
In a study of Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Poland, Turkey and the US, writes ANDREW SHENG, scientists attribute populism to the rise of decisive leaders who push nationalism, demonise opponents and stir up issues that further divide societies.
President Moon Jae-in contributed this article to The Korea Herald and Asia News Network member newspapers on the occasion of the 2019 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit.
It is unclear whether or not Japan will be able to secure enough foreign workers to sustain the Japanese economy in the future.
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A Taiwanese trade official said pro-democracy protest shows lack of trust between the two peoples.
The activists were sentenced to prison for organizing and participating in pro-democracy protests.
Priyanka Gandhi is from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has given India three prime ministers, including Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister.
Taiwan must be set to weather the effects of the US-China trade war says its Finance Minister.
The host of Asia’s Next Top Model and feminist activist speaks about using video to spark important dialogues, and how social change starts with each of us.
The former Prime Minister added that businessman Jho Low cheated the country out of billions.
Asia News Network commentators weigh the pros and cons of working with China on its Belt and Road Initiative.
Kim should seize the opportunity to end nuclear crisis, engage with the world, writes Chon Shi-yong.
Actor and Filmmaker James Tang takes a look at the negative criticisms of Crazy Rich Asians from around Asia and says you’re all missing the point.
Economic success has lifted nearly a billion people out of poverty in Asia, still, four Asia-Pacific countries are classified as low income.
For any talks between President Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani to happen, the US must rejoin the Iran nuclear deal.
Kingsley Abbott, International Commission of Jurists senior adviser, spoke at Asia News Network’s conference on elections and democracy.
The world suddenly stands at the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with technological advancement in the digital, physical and biological worlds bringing change at unprecedented speed and disrupting everything – business, politics and society at large.