White House staff and guests, wearing face masks, before Monday’s  daily coronavirus briefing  with US president Donald Trump  in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Staff at the White House have been ordered to wear face masks after at least two aides tested positive for coronavirus last week. The rule does not a(...)

US president Donald Trump  discussing his Covid-19 response with Fox News hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, broadcasting from inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Sunday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump will fly to Arizona on Tuesday to tour a mask production facility, as states across the country continue to reopen following(...)

Social distance queue lines installed by the staff at Teddy’s Ice Cream on Dun Laoghaire Pier on Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Where are we now? As the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said on Monday morning we are living through “totally unprecedented times”. Thing(...)

A healthcare worker at  Shamrock Rovers’ Tallaght Stadium in Dublin which is being used as a testing centre for Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned of an “exponential increase” in cases of coronavirus as the confirmed number in the Republic reached 223, and in the(...)

Citizens wear protective masks in Beijing, China. Photograph: Getty

New cases of coronavirus in China dropped to single digits for the first time since the country began daily reporting in January, as a war of words ov(...)

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz  descends from Air Force One following a trip from Florida, at Joint Base Andrews in Morningside, Maryland, US on March 9th. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

US stock markets plunged on Monday amid fears over coronavirus and falling oil prices, as president Donald Trump faced mounting criticism because of h(...)

Customers at  a Costco in Burbank, California, on March 6th: US president Donald Trump claims he is “doing very well” in terms of addressing the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP

US president Donald Trump was facing growing pressure on Friday to respond to the threat of coronavirus as the number of cases there continued to rise(...)

US president Donald Trump: The panic gripping markets is a potential upset for him in this election year.  Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/PA

US president Donald Trump was facing mounting pressure from political opponents over his handling of the coronavirus challenge amid allegations that t(...)

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Today I would like to share some surprising tips with you about how to achieve and maintain better health. Firstly, don’t be in any hurry to retire fr(...)

Members of a crew  wearing personal protective equipment  after cleaning the apartment where Dr. Craig Spencer lives in New York yesterday. New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries. Photograph: Reuters

A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward (...)