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Police officers head towards Sarang Jeil Church for a search and seizure operation. Photograph: EPA

Four months ago, South Korea was basking in international praise for containing the coronavirus pandemic. But now it stands on the brink of a second s(...)

Employees work on the production line of the Ichroma Covid-19 Ab testing kit used in diagnosing the coronavirus in Chuncheon, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty

More than 2.26 million people have been reported to have been infected by coronavirus globally and 154,613 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Co(...)

A man wearing a protective suit and face mask leaves a supermarket after shopping in Nice, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Spain and Austria allowed partial returns to work on Tuesday but France and India extended lockdowns to try to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that the(...)

A South Korean disinfection worker sprays anti-septic solution to prevent the coronavirus (Covid-19) spread in Yeongdeungpo slum on Monday in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in said on Monday he was increasingly confident the country would overcome the coronavirus as the rate of new infecti(...)

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant on the street to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 in Seoul this week.Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/ AFP/Getty

Dairín Frawley, from Portumna, Co Galway has lived South Korea for 17 years, where she is a university lecturer. She lives with her husband Kieran and(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

South Korean army soldiers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against Covid-19 at a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. Photograph: AP

Italy’s government is set to close cinemas and theatres and ban public events countrywide in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according(...)

Medical staff members in protective gears arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

South Korea has declared “war” on the coronavirus as cases inside the country approach 5,000 and the World Health Organization chief warns the world i(...)

A nurse at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of Spedali Civili hospital, Brescia, Italy. Photograph: Filippo Venezia/EPA

The coronavirus Covid-19 is now spreading much more rapidly outside China than within the country, leading the world into uncharted territory, but the(...)

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks pass  shops in  Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, increasing its international isolation as countries as far apart as Sout(...)

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