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Manchán Magan in Ethiopia. Photograph: Florent Mason

Shilpa Ganatra: ‘Oaxaca in Mexico, Madagascar and Belize are now at the top of the list’ This weekend, I was meant to be soaking in the sun(...)

Coronavirus: a doctor in protective clothing at a hospital in Naples. Photograph: Marco Cantile/LightRocket via Getty


Dr Geoff Plant, who works in a large GP practice in Waterford city. At the beginning of the week, he says, it was business as usual, but by Tuesday evening, everything had changed. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Dr Geoff Plant is coming to the end of his working day at the end of a challenging week. At the 16-GP practice where he works in Waterford city, the (...)

A  medical worker at a drive-through  clinic to check for coronavirus infections in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: EPA

How many people have been tested? By Monday, March 2nd, 397 people had been tested. By the following Monday (March 9th) a total of 1,784 people (...)

Italian police check motorists leaving Milan with self-certifications of exit. Photograph: EPA

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has put his entire country on lockdown to combat the coronavirus, banning all but the most important travel and (...)

Passengers disembark a train that arrived in Naples from Milan on Sunday. The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned Irish people against non-essential travel to parts of northern Italy, including Milan and Venice, after emergency measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak were announced. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned Irish people against non-essential travel to parts of northern Italy, including Milan and Venice, after e(...)

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has travelled from northern Italy to Ireland to speak at a conference at Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters.

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has been given the all-clear to participate in a public conference at Trinity College Dublin after travelli(...)

In cases where people are very ill, they will be transported to hospital by ambulance. Photograph: iStock

The first thing to consider is have you possible symptoms – coughing, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, fever? Then, have you come back fr(...)

 Several ambulances are parked outside a hotel placed in quarantine due to  coronavirus in the town of Adeje, on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain, on Wednesday.  At least four guests tested positive for the virus. Photograph: Cristobal Garcia/EPA

Public health authorities are planning for a massive increase in the number of people being tested for coronavirus, Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

‘Anyone who has been to the affected regions in northern Italy in the last 14 days and has a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever should self-isolate and phone their GP immediately.’

The St Patrick’s Day festival and other public events may face restrictions as a result of public health measures likely to force postponement of the (...)

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