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Postpone mass events

The government’s efforts to contain COVID-19 have seen schools opening late amid public warnings against visiting crowded places, and some people have called for major events to be postponed or canceled to prevent infection.

The annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage (大甲媽祖遶境) has become a topic of debate, as the nine-day procession attracts more than 1 million people.


New high of 83.2% see themselves as Taiwanese: poll

A pie chart shows the results of a Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation poll that found 83.2 percent of respondents consider themselves to be Taiwanese.
Screen grab from the Wed site of the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation

Identification as Taiwanese rather than Chinese has surged to 83.2 percent amid the COVID-19 outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation said yesterday.


Three books document 228 Massacre

Liao Kuo-yang, center, the son of a 228 Incident victim, wipes away his tears as Chang Yang-hao, left, also a son of a victim, and Academia Historica President Chen Yi-shen look on at a book launch ceremony in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Memorial Foundation of 228 yesterday launched three books documenting different aspects of the 228 Incident to mark the 73rd anniversary of the massacre.


Virus Outbreak: Researcher says COVID-19 likely synthetic

The ultrastructural morphology of COVID-19 is pictured in an illustration released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Jan. 29.
Photo: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via Reuters

Humans likely synthesized COVID-19, although more studies are needed to be certain, National Taiwan University (NTU) public health researcher Fang Chi-tai (方啟泰) said yesterday.


Virus Outbreak: Antibody testing, medicine advance: Academia Sinica

Academia Sinica Institute of Chemistry associate research fellow Chein Rong-jie, front center, and his team celebrate at the institute in Taipei yesterday after synthesizing a version of the drug remdesivir, thought to be a cure for COVID-19.
Photo courtesy of Academia Sinica

Academia Sinica yesterday said that its researchers have developed an antibody testing method for COVID-19 and have made progress synthesizing remdesivir, a medicine that many believe could cure the infection.


White Terror cases still haunt nation

Two high-profile cases of mysterious deaths from the Martial Law era remain unsolved to this day. Many suspect they were the work of the Taiwan Garrison Command, although this has never been proved.

Despite Taiwan’s gradual democratization in the decades that followed, these unsolved cases demonstrate that transitional justice is still very much a work in progress and that, even today, the chances of unearthing the truth behind the deaths appear as remote as ever.

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Police escort students protesting adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines outside the Ministry of Education in Taipei Friday night.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

The Ministry of Education yesterday announced new security measures following a third intrusion late on Friday night by students protesting adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines.

Rows of 3m-tall iron barricades were put up around the ministry and the nearby K-12 Education Administration building late on Friday night, replacing barbed wire within the ministry’s short perimeter fence.