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 2020-04-07 15:27 

China Post

One fortunate 90-year-old survived COVID-19, and offers hope...

Anna Fortunato, a 90-year-old survivor of COVID-19, has a message for the rest of us: Do not be afraid. Do not despair. "Keep on fighting, have that positive attitude, and pray," she says. "And get out of bed. Don't stay in bed all the tim...

 2020-04-07 14:57 

China Post

When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?...

LONDON (AP) — The measure of a nation — its DNA, or sometimes its political system — becomes more visible when its leader is stricken in office. How to respond, and what to tell — or not tell — the populace? The hospitalizati...

 2020-04-07 14:30 

Central News Agency

Pandemic like World War III, except virus can't be eradicated: expert - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) The dean of the College of Public Health at National Taiwan University described the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday as a bomb-free World War III, in which the virus is an enemy that cannot be eradicated....

 2020-04-07 14:26 

China Post

Split families make pacts, duel over custody amid virus...

As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue to shuffle between her house and her ex-husband's — until she got sick. Suddenly, her long-standing custody arrangement...

 2020-04-07 14:26 

China Post

Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdown...

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — For Augustine Ngabonziza, a survivor of Rwanda's genocide, it's difficult not to wonder whether God has become more distant these days. How else can one explain why a country that always comes together for the anniversa...

 2020-04-07 14:26 

China Post

Amid pandemic, Czech intensive care ward is still half-full...

PRAGUE (AP) — Unlike their colleagues in Italy and Spain, Czech hospital doctors have not yet needed to make harrowing decisions on which COVID-19 patients get the best care. Only half the ten intensive care ward beds were occupied Tuesday at Prague...

 2020-04-07 14:26 

China Post

Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a healthy number of job openings in February, evidence that the job market was in decent shape before the viral outbreak brought the economy to a near standstill. The report, released by the Labor Department T...

 2020-04-07 14:26 

China Post

Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party in pandemic...

MIAMI (AP) — They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a paradisaical Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfies with famous reggaeton artists. But unbeknownst...

 2020-04-07 14:26 

China Post

US stocks open 3% higher as hope builds that global shutdown measures are showing early promise for reopening economies...
 2020-04-07 14:05 

Central News Agency

Petition to recall Han passes second stage, vote likely in June - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, April 7 (CNA) The number of signatures submitted in a petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu () has passed the required threshold for the second stage of the recall process, which could lead to a recall vote in June....

 2020-04-07 13:56 

China Post

McConnell reports his best fundraising quarter ever...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flexed his fundraising strength in the midst of a global pandemic, raising nearly $7.5 million in the first three months of 2020, his campaign said Tuesday. The first-quarter haul was the ...

 2020-04-07 13:55 

China Post

Tasked with schoolwork help, many US parents lack English...

Since her daughters' school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the role of their primary educator, like millions of parents across the U.S. But each day, before she can go over their schoolwork, her 9-year-old first...

 2020-04-07 13:55 

China Post

Insurers, banks cut customers some slack during outbreak...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ___________ CUSTOMERS FIRST: The pandemic is sa...

 2020-04-07 13:34 

Central News Agency

Government to offer preferential loans to workers affected by COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) The Cabinet announced Tuesday that it will soon offer preferential short-term loans to workers who have suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-07 13:24 

China Post

Crew member of Navy hospital ship in NYC has COVID-19...

NEW YORK (AP) — A crew member of a Navy hospital ship sent to New York City for the coronavirus outbreak has tested positive for the disease. The USNS Comfort crew member tested positive Monday and was being isolated, the Navy said in a prepared sta...

 2020-04-07 13:23 

China Post

Croatian lawmakers meet in hotel after earthquake damage...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Tuesday held a session in the conference hall of a Zagreb hotel, sitting separate from each other as part of measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The lawmakers were forced to find a new pla...

 2020-04-07 13:14 

China Post

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak...

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain. Meanwhile, the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive car...

 2020-04-07 12:47 

Central News Agency

Government agencies banned from using Zoom amid security concerns - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) The Executive Yuan said on Tuesday that for the sake of information security, government agencies will not be allowed to use the popular videoconferencing software Zoom....

 2020-04-07 12:24 

China Post

Bangladesh arrests fugitive killer of independence leader...

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested a fugitive killer of the country's independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Tuesday, nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, the country's home minister said. Abdul Majed, a ...

 2020-04-07 12:01 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese team finds key antibodies in COVID-19 patients - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) A Taiwanese research team has produced 25 human monoclonal antibodies based on antibody gene segments from three patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus....

 2020-04-07 11:53 

China Post

Priest thanks Taiwanese for NT$120 million in donations for Italy...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Father Giuseppe Didone () issued an open letter Tuesday thanking Taiwanese for donating NT$120 million (US$3.97 million) in six days to a fundraising campaign he launched to help fight the new coronavirus outbreak in Italy. Didone app...

 2020-04-07 11:47 

Central News Agency

TSMC hoping to raise NT$21.6 billion through bond sale - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, is aiming to raise NT$21.6 billion (US$697 million) by selling bonds to finance the construction of a new production site and expansion of its...

 2020-04-07 11:25 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's president wishes U.K. PM swift coronavirus recovery - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () on Tuesday wished British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a speedy recovery in his fight against his COVID-19 coronavirus infection....

 2020-04-07 11:23 

China Post

| German photographer shares insight into hiking in Taiwan...

Natalis Maximilian Ture NatalisThe China Post Natalis Maximilian Ture is a graduate student from Germany who visited Taiwan a few times during his studies. In an interview, Natalis shared with The China Post some highlights of his hiking trips in Taiwan a...

 2020-04-07 11:23 

China Post

Academia Sinica releases illustrated video on COVID-19...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institution, on Tuesday released a Mandarin Chinese version of an illustrated video on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), hoping to educate the public about the disease as well as its pr...

 2020-04-07 11:22 

China Post

Pakistan doctors jailed for virus protest demand protection...

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani military promised Tuesday that dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for taking to the streets in southwestern Baluchistan province to protest the lack of protective equipment to treat the growing number of ...

 2020-04-07 11:22 

Central News Agency

Netherlands representative office thanks Taiwan for mask donations - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office on Monday thanked Taiwan for its pledged donation of surgical face masks, saying that...

 2020-04-07 10:52 

China Post

Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdown...
 2020-04-07 10:51 

China Post

5 things to know today that aren't about the virus...

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. WISCONSIN PRIMARY MOVING FORWARD The state is asking voters to ignore a stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic to participate in a pre...

 2020-04-07 10:47 

Central News Agency

High Court overturns death sentence for Huashan Grassland killer - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday overturned the death penalty for a man convicted of raping, killing and dismembering a woman in the Huashan Grassland in Taipei in 2018, and instead sentenced him to life in prison....

 2020-04-07 10:28 

Central News Agency

Taiwan to donate over 1 million masks to New Southbound countries - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Taiwan is planning to donate another round of surgical face masks overseas, this time with over a million pieces going to several countries targeted by the government's New Southbound Policy (NSP), as well as other countries, the...

 2020-04-07 10:21 

China Post

7 | Bill Gates deems Taiwan as 'exemplary' in interview...

2019 COVID-19 Bill Gates 5 Fox News As the Coronavirus continues to spread, many countries have reported soaring numbers of confirmed cases. With only a few hundred kilometers separating Taiwan from China, Taiwan has begun receiving attention for its rela...

 2020-04-07 10:21 

China Post

New Zealand family hosts 4 German students during lockdown...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Four German students who were invited to shelter with a New Zealand family during a nationwide lockdown say they've been having lots of fun sharing meals, playing soccer and trying to learn guitar. And their host f...

 2020-04-07 10:14 

China Post

Chad's ex-dictator granted home arrest amid virus threat...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has been granted 60 days of home arrest by Senegal's justice ministry because of the threat of COVID-19 in the prison where he is serving a life sentence. Habre, 78, is at greater risk ...

 2020-04-07 09:57 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end up over 170 points on US market surge - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved sharply higher Tuesday, up more than 170 points with investors encouraged by a surge on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on reports that the death rate in some countries severely impacted by COVID-19 is showing...

 2020-04-07 09:20 

China Post

UK's Johnson spends night in ICU; not on ventilator...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in the intensive care unit of a London hospital with the new coronavirus, but is not on a ventilator, a senior government minister said Tuesday. Johnson was admitted to St. Thoma...

 2020-04-07 09:19 

China Post

Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus. Abe said Tuesday that there would be no European-style...

 2020-04-07 09:19 

China Post

'Shaun the Sheep' takes over playground amid lockdown...

2019 COVID-19 From sheep to elephants, many people have seen animals of all kinds roaming the streets amid lockdowns aimed to prevent further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Some people have taken to Twitter to share pictures of the many animals exp...

 2020-04-07 08:50 

China Post

Japan's PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic....

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic. Japan's PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus ...

 2020-04-07 08:20 

China Post

Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand...

LONDON (AP) — A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecede...

 2020-04-07 08:19 

China Post

Face masks in Taiwan stockpile enough for 55 days: CECC...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan's health authorities have 55 days of face masks supply in stock, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) said on Tuesday. Taiwan health authorities made the announcement at a daily press briefing while annou...

 2020-04-07 07:49 

China Post

Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, echoing the rally on Wall Street, amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 2.0% to finish at 18,950.18, while South Korea's Kospi ...

 2020-04-07 07:48 

China Post

Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits...

HUANGPI, China (AP) — Stuck in the same bind as many other Chinese farmers whose crops are rotting in their fields, Jiang Yuewu is preparing to throw out a 500-ton harvest of lotus root because anti-coronavirus controls are preventing traders from g...

 2020-04-07 07:48 

China Post

Taiwan confirms 3 new imported COVID-19 cases, brings tally to 376...

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) on Tuesday reported 3 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 376. According to the CECC, the new cases incl...

 2020-04-07 07:20 

Formosa News

Health minister gets heat over 'rice cooker method'...
 2020-04-07 07:20 

Formosa News

Tsa becomes first president to visit Military News Agency...
 2020-04-07 07:20 

Formosa News

Judicial Yuan to stop using Zoom for conference calls amid privacy concerns...
 2020-04-07 07:20 

Formosa News

Senior citizens' centers adapt to COVID-19 with digital classes and special measures...
 2020-04-07 07:20 

Formosa News

Coronavirus leaves welfare groups in a bind...
 2020-04-07 07:19 

Formosa News

Preschool suspends classes as four-year-old diagnosed with COVID-19...

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