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A clinic doctor collects sample for coronavirus testing from motorcyclist at a Covid-19 screening facility at Clinic Ajwa near a mural depicting medical frontlines in Shah Alam, Selangor state, Malaysia, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Officials have learned a lot since last winter when a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin was reported in China Maria van Kerkhove was (...)

A man walking next to the still-closed Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, Hubei province, where the global coronavirus outbreak is believed to have begun. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Trump administration officials have tried taking a political sledgehammer to China over the coronavirus pandemic, asserting that the Chinese Communist(...)

A view of a Covid-19 testing station set up at Hannover Airport in Germany. Photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

More than 20.72 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 749,629 have died, according to a Re(...)

  Officials sort seized pangolin scales at a port in southern Vietnam’s Ba Ria Vung Tau province in May 2019. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/AFP

Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a directive to ban the southeast Asian country’s wildlife trade with immediate effect in order to(...)

Shoppers queue to enter a re-opened Zara store on Dublin’s Grafton Street in central Dublin, Ireland on June 8th. File photo: Paul Faith/Getty

Doctors at Cork University Hospital have identified a case of Covid-19 in February that appears to predate the first known Irish case. They say the c(...)

A man feeds a dog in a social distancing area in Bhopal, India, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

India has overtaken Italy as the sixth-worst country affected by the coronavirus pandemic after announcing almost 10,000 new cases. India surpassed I(...)

Two-metre social distancing sign due to Covid-19 in Ireland at the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish Covid-19 infection rates rose by a higher percentage than elsewhere in Europe during the middle of April, according to a report from the Europea(...)

A young girl and her grandfather play at a park in Taipei on April 6th, 2020. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at John Hopkins University predicted that Taiwan would be one of the countries most affected b(...)

The US now has more confirmed cases than any other country – more than 335,000. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Italy recorded its lowest number of new coronavirus deaths in three weeks on Sunday, saying 431 people died in the past day to bring its total to 19,8(...)

The pandemic is being used as an excuse to clamp down on the autocrats’ oldest enemy: the independent press. Photograph: EPA/CABALAR

Since the earliest days of the coronavirus outbreak, autocratic governments have sought to control and suppress information on the disease. Using cens(...)

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