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Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, right, and Shigeru Omi, president of the the country’s community healthcare organisation, during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/AP/Bloomberg

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a nationwide state of emergency to May 31st, saying the new coronavirus infection rate had yet to(...)

Seán Hanley (left) and his Scoil Bhríde team-mates celebrate defeating Lios na nÓg in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at Croke Park in 2018. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

I’ve been blessed down the years. Spoiled rotten. So many big games in Croker. As a 12-year-old, I was there when Séamus Darby scored arguably the mo(...)

A patient    is injected during a  clinical trial at    Seattle’s Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute  of a potential vaccine for Covid-19.   Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

The cascade of reports from around the world about multiplying Covid-19 cases and rising death tolls is so unrelenting, it’s hard to see any bright sp(...)

The Grand Princess at the Port of Oakland in  California. The cruise ship was turned away from San Francisco.  Photograph: Getty Images

When the 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew of the Diamond Princess set sail from Yokohama, near Tokyo, on January 20th, they had expected to disembark a(...)

Rebecca Harkin and her partner were both musicians on the Diamond Princess cruise liner which was forced into quarantine on February 3rd after it emerged that a former passenger had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

An Irish singer who was among 4,000 people quarantined on a cruise ship off the Japanese coast at the start of the month because of coronavirus has ex(...)

A House of Commons Brexit debate, but with skeletons, set to go on parade in Cologne, Germany. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Image of the week: No bones What more does the (ongoing) Brexit saga need than a German satirical carnival float depicting British MPs as skeletons? (...)

Passengers  seen on  deck of the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked at the Daikoku Pier. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty

Two elderly passengers taken off the Diamond Princess cruise ship because they were infected with coronavirus have died, Japan’s Health Ministry said.(...)

From left, Michael Ryan, director of WHO’s health emergencies programme, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA/Salvatore Di Nolfi

The world could miss the chance to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus because of a failure of countries to fund efforts to tackle it, the hea(...)

A plane carrying American passengers, who were recently released from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, arrives at Travis Air Force Base in California on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

A group of Americans have cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be flown back to t(...)

The Diamond Princess cruise ship has  3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus. It is berthed at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty

Built on reclaimed land in a soulless landscape of tickertape roads and container warehouses, Daikoku Pier has been temporary home to the Diamond Prin(...)

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