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Coronavirus at the point of infection: the visual effect was created by Irish animator and data scientist Eoin Winston of Nexu and Jason McLellan from the University of Texas.

There are many confounding aspects of Sars-CoV-2 (its medical term), the virus that causes Covid-19. One is that we can’t see it with the naked eye. A(...)

College students crowded the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 11th. Some US students who travelled to spring break destinations are now testing positive for the coronavirus. Photograph: Saul Martinez/New York Times

Two weeks ago, amid the coronavirus pandemic, about 70 students from the University of Texas in Austin partied in Mexico on a spring break. The studen(...)

About 10 days ago, 70 people in their 20s flew to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico onboard a chartered flight from Texas.

Twenty-eight students who returned to Texas after spring break at Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas beach resort have tested positive for coronavirus, although (...)

Wall Street stocks took just 16 days to tumble 20 per cent from their record high, easily eclipsing the previous record for swiftest fall into a bear market that was set in 1929 at 44 days

Bruised investors closed the books on the biggest quarterly drop for US equities since the financial crisis on Tuesday, as a late sell-off in the fina(...)

The National Guard and Rhode Island State Police at a checkpoint at the Rhode Island-Connecticut state border on Saturday to advise New Yorkers to maintain a 14-day quarantine after arriving leaving the state. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak/The New York Times

US President Donald Trump considered then abandoned ordering a quarantine for the coronavirus hotspots of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Mr T(...)

Bourbon Street in New Orleans earlier this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Yanti Turang, an emergency room nurse at a New Orleans hospital, walked out into the car park in full protective gear early this month to meet a woman(...)

Barrels of oil against the background of American dollars. Sale of oil. Oil market.

Oil prices rose around 4 per cent on Tuesday on hopes that the United States will soon reach a deal on a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package that cou(...)

Irish holidaymakers and emigrants are trying to get back to Ireland this week as the number of Covid-19 cases rises. Photograph: iStock

As the numbers diagnosed with coronavirus around the world continues to rise, countries are closing their borders. Flights have been cancelled and who(...)

Traders work during the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Oil rebounded after plunging to the lowest level in 18 years as investors weigh efforts by policy makers across the globe to strengthen economies agai(...)

Photograph: David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

Oil prices fell for a third session on Wednesday to be down about 17 per cent so far this week as the outlook for fuel demand darkened amid travel and(...)

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