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Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen visiting a factory where surgical face masks are made on Monday. Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

The World Health Organisation went into damage control on Monday amid growing criticism of its isolation of Taiwan since the coronavirus outbreak, and(...)

Italy is experiencing a continued slowdown in the rate of its new confirmed coronavirus cases. Photograph: Reuters

Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy. With a population of only 47 million(...)

As Hubei province creaked open its gates this week after more than two months of stringent shutdown, the first walk many residents took was to the loc(...)

The Murphy family (left to right): Glen, Jackie, Jess and Robbie. Photograph: Jackie Murphy

It’s very seldom I’ve ever gone home sick from school or work. Mostly because I always felt guilty about calling in sick, even if I genuinely needed t(...)

Staff members spray disinfectant at a subway station in Wuhan as the subway prepares to reopen to the public after closing due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

China will temporarily bar entry to returning foreigners with valid visas and residence permits and will drastically cut international flight routes, (...)

People wear face masks as  they walk past shops in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland’s ability to treat coronavirus patients in intensive care could be the quickest to be overwhelmed in the EU, according to a new report. The w(...)

Security men direct people with appointments to the drive-through testing centre for Covid-19 at Croke Park. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Even the best national pandemic contingency plans would have come up short in at least some respects when faced with Covid-19, which could be the most(...)

A customer wearing a mask against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outside Makro in Pretoria East. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty

South Africa’s health minister has said it will take time for the country’s looming lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, with infection numbers(...)

A local medical worker embraces and bids farewell to a medical worker from Jiangsu at the Wuhan Railway Station as the medical team from Jiangsu leaves Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease  outbreak, in Hubei province. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

At 44KW, a nightclub in Shanghai, life almost feels normal again. Bartenders mix cocktails for patrons leaning against the bar. Groups sit close toget(...)

A patient    is injected during a  clinical trial at    Seattle’s Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute  of a potential vaccine for Covid-19.   Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

The cascade of reports from around the world about multiplying Covid-19 cases and rising death tolls is so unrelenting, it’s hard to see any bright sp(...)

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