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Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with  the coronavirus at a health station in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, on Monday.  Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

Preparations are under way to evacuate Irish citizens trapped in the Chinese region at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. As the death toll i(...)

Michael McGreal from Westport, Co Mayo, and his Chinese wife Laura Liu: ‘I’m annoyed about this. It creates a situation where your mind knows what’s best but your heart rules.’ Photograph courtesy Michael McGreal

The Irish Embassy in China is exploring options to evacuate the Irish nationals under lockdown in Wuhan due to the coronavirus, but the offer poses a (...)

A paramilitary officer wearing a face mask stands guard at the Tiananmen Gate, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

China is battling to contain the spread of the dangerous new coronavirus, but national authorities have acknowledged that the respiratory disease is s(...)

A paramilitary officer wearing a face mask stands guard at the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, China. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Medical suppliers are reporting a big jump in demand for surgical masks in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China, with some Dublin stores sayi(...)

Police officers carry out information registration and temperature measurement for passing passengers at Jintang Island high-speed toll station in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China. Photograph: EPA

The death toll from China’s coronavirus jumped on Monday and hundreds of new infections were confirmed, despite mass quarantines and travel lockdowns (...)

 People wear face masks as they sit at the emergency department of a hospital in  Taiwan: the country on Sunday reported a fourth case of the coronarivus. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

What is the virus causing illness in Wuhan?  It is a novel coronavirus – a member of the coronavirus family never been encountered before. Like o(...)

People wearing facemasks at a Hong Kong train station on January 26th, 2020. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images

The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday(...)

Pedestrians wear surgical masks in London’s China Town on January 25th, 2020.  European airports from London to Moscow have stepped up checks  on flights from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 41 people.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

President Xi Jinping has said China faces a “grave situation” as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing the occasion(...)

Chinese tourists  at Narita airport  in Japan.  Japan is one of the most popular  destinations for Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The threat to Ireland from the new flu-like virus that has killed 26 people in China remains low, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE). As(...)

A woman wearing a face mask arrives at Heathrow Airport in London. The UK is to begin monitoring direct flights from China to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

All 14 people tested for coronavirus in the UK - including one in Belfast, have been given the all-clear but checks are ongoing on other people, the C(...)

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