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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(...)

Ashley Arabasadi: ‘My hope right now is that even if the virus is widespread, that it remains not particularly deadly for the majority of the population’

Ashley Arabasadi is senior external affairs manager and former health security policy adviser at Management Sciences for Health, an American-based no(...)

Women wearing face masks are seen riding a scooter on a street of Wuhan, China’s central Hubei province on Saturday. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, began lifting a two-month lockdown on Saturday by restarting some metro servi(...)

Irish couple Laura Malone and David O’Connor

David O’Connor thought the Covid-19 pandemic had put a stop to his fledgling business recruiting English-speaking teachers to work in China. “It start(...)

The Central Bank is also looking at insurers’ handling of claims relating to travel, health and mortgage protection policies. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Central Bank has told insurance chief executives in the State they must take personal responsibility for the oversight of how claims relating to C(...)

Nurses prepare for another  shift at the Cremona hospital, southeast of Milan, Lombardy, during the country’s lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic.  Paolo Miranda/Getty Images
Lessons from Lombardy

We stand in the midst of a full-fledged pandemic that has affected every component of our working societies: the economy, international trade, tourism(...)

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, (...)

In the last week, British ear, nose and throat doctors  called on adults who lose their senses of smell to isolate themselves for seven days. Photograph: iStock

A mother who was infected with the coronavirus couldn’t smell her baby’s full nappy. Cooks who can usually name every spice in a restaurant dish can’t(...)

Nature’s research suggests pangolins are ‘a second mammalian host of coronaviruses and that their sale in wildlife markets should be strictly prohibited to minimise the risk of . . . virus transmission to humans. Photograph: Getty

Coronaviruses detected in a small number of pangolins smuggled into China were shown to be closely related to Covid-19, according to research publishe(...)

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