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2020/04/20 | Coco Dollanganger

How Is the Philippines Plotting Its Tourism Recovery?

The Philippine government, resort chains, and travel influencers are each trying to keep the country's tourism industry afloat while planning its post-pandemic recovery.

2020/04/17 | Syrena Lin

Domestic Violence Rises in Isolation. Taiwan Has Yet to Act.

Statistics from New Taipei City show recent growth in domestic violence cases, but Taiwan has not enacted any additional policies or adjusted services.

2020/04/17 | Voice of America

Trump Announces Plan to Reopen US Economy

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a three-step plan titled "Opening Up America Again" to reopen businesses.

2020/04/16 | Jennifer Gunther

Taiwanese Vaccine Manufacturer in Coronavirus Testing Phase

Taiwan's Adimmune Corporation is beginning animal tests for a Covid-19 vaccine.

2020/04/15 | TNL Staff

The Story Behind the ‘Taiwan Can Help’ Ad on New York Times

On Tuesday, the New York Times ran an ad funded by a grassroots campaign to highlight Taiwan's success in the Covid-19 pandemic despite exclusion from the WHO. Here's the background on how this came about.

2020/04/14 | Voice of America

Covid-19 Cases Near Zero in Taiwan, But Restrictions Remain

Although Taiwan's Covid-19 case count grows by only a few cases per day, emergency government policies will remain in place until the crisis overseas abates.

2020/04/10 | Nicholas Haggerty

Taiwanese Research Team Identifies Covid-19 Protease Inhibitor

Researchers at Academia Sinica announced that they had identified inhibitors of COVID-19 in vitro, laying groundwork for animal and human testing.

2020/04/09 | Voice of America

Coronavirus Turns Vietnam from Recipient to Donor

Vietnam donates medical supplies to richer nations despite smaller economy.

2020/04/09 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Challenges WHO Leader's Accusations, Renews Medical Aid Commitment

Taiwan's MOFA has responded to accusations of racism from WHO head Dr. Tedro by condemning the groundless attacks and announcing new medical aid efforts.

2020/04/08 | TNL Feature

Study Shows Widespread American Support for Health Aid to the Marshall Islands

Over two-thirds of survey respondents in the U.S. support providing medical aid to the Marshall Islands to address harm caused by nuclear testing.

2020/04/07 | Nicholas Haggerty

OPINION: A Plea for Decency When Writing About Covid-19

A recent editorial in the Taipei Times argues against face masks. With all due respect, we beg to differ.

2020/04/07 | Sustainability Times

Agave Can Be Used For Biofuel and Hand-Sanitizers, Researchers Say

Researchers from the University of Sydney argue that agave is a potential a sustainable source of biofuel and hand-sanitizers.

2020/04/07 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Trump Warns India of Retaliation Over 'Game-Changer' Drug

The U.S. president has touted hydroxychloroquine as a "gift from God" in its potential to cure COVID-19. But India, the world’s main supplier of generic drugs, has banned its export.

2020/04/06 | Antonia Timmerman

Taiwan’s Vaunted Covid-19 Response Faces Test As Students Return Home

Thousands of students are returning to Taiwan to flee the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, challenging Taiwan's response system.

2020/04/06 | Daphne K. Lee

CECC Advises Self-Health Management for Holiday Travelers and Expands Face Mask Rules

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center expanded the face mask requirement for all public transit and taxis. Domestic travelers who had gone on vacation over the holiday weekend are advised to work from home for 14 days.

2020/04/02 | Voice of America

Trump Stopped, But Taiwan Still Refers to Covid-19 as 'Chinese Virus'

Government officials, media, and the public in Taiwan call COVID-19 the "Wuhan pneumonia" after the Chinese city where it was discovered.

2020/04/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Starting April 1, Face Mask Use Mandated for Intercity Transportation

Ahead of the Tomb Sweeping holiday weekend, the Ministry of Transportation enforces face mask use on intercity rail and bus transportation. This regulation does not apply to the MRT or city buses.