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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, (...)

A local medical worker embraces and bids farewell to a medical worker from Jiangsu at the Wuhan Railway Station as the medical team from Jiangsu leaves Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease  outbreak, in Hubei province. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

At 44KW, a nightclub in Shanghai, life almost feels normal again. Bartenders mix cocktails for patrons leaning against the bar. Groups sit close toget(...)

An employee controls surgical masks at a leather workshop turned into a mask factory, close to Vigevano, Lombardy, Italy. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images

Italy’s death toll from coronavirus has overtaken that of China, where the virus first emerged. Hospitals in Italy said they were being overwhelmed, w(...)

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(...)

Austrian federal rail operator, ÖBB, denied entry to a train from Italy on suspicion that two travellers might be infected with the coronavirus, the interior ministry said on Sunday. Photograph: iStock

Austria suspended train services over the Alps to Italy for about four hours late on Sunday before restarting them after two travellers tested negativ(...)

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony where a woman known as “Patient 31” attended a service in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the e(...)

 Foxconn employees wearing masks  at the company’s year-end gala in Taipei, Taiwan, on  January 22nd.  Photograph:  Reuters/Yimou Lee

On any normal morning thousands of workers stream in and out of the huge gates of Foxconn Zhengzhou Science Park, a 1.4 million square metre compound (...)

The head of the local neighbourhood committee  carries a loudspeaker that plays a warning message about the coronavirus  in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

More than 14 million people call Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, home – but wandering around the desolate streets in recent days you’d be un(...)

Fifteen-year-olds in Ireland are among the best in the world at reading and are significantly above average for maths and science, according to the latest Pisa results. Photograph: iStock

The release of the OECD’s Pisa rankings every three years is a revealing moment for twitchy politicians and policy-makers. It’s a two-hour test under(...)

Irish 15 year olds perform strongly in reading literacy, according to the latest Pisa rankings.

Teenagers in Ireland are among the top performers in the world in reading literacy, according to latest international standardised test scores. Irish(...)

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