Workers prepare meat for barbecuing at a market in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province, on Saturday.  Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty

Global cases of coronavirus have far exceeded one million, with more than 63,800 fatalities in total and with death tolls soaring in the United States(...)

Healthcare professionals take care of coronavirus  sufferers in the intensive care of the Poliambulanza hospital in Brescia, Italy. Photograph: EPA

Covid-19 cases worldwide have now topped 491,000, with 22,000 dead and 118,000 recovered, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. (...)

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 Aer Lingus plane lands at Frankfurt Airport, Germany this week. Photograph: Thorsten Wagner/EPA

Several Irish support organisations around the world are advising Irish citizens with insecure work or short-term visas to consider flying home. The (...)

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(...)

People keep their distance as they wait their turn in a queue to access a supermarket in Barcelona. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) warned this week that people are not following social distancing guidelines while out in public parks. (...)

Trucks are stuck in 60km long traffic jam as the wait for border control on the motorway A4 near Bautzen, Germany, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Desperate travellers in cars and trucks are choking European borders, creating huge traffic jams as they try to get home before borders shut, or to de(...)

A woman, infected by the new  coronavirus, awaits a Caesarean section, in China. The risks for pregnant women worldwide seem no greater than for anyone else, but initial  research only applies to later stage of pregnancy. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Pregnant women are often particularly susceptible to respiratory infections and, once infected, can become seriously ill, with long-lasting consequenc(...)

Although this dashboard is useful it doesn’t provide any particularly in-depth information

Aside from checking the HSE’s dedicated coronavirus page as well as reputable media outlets, there are a handful of other reliable sources out there. (...)

US president Donald Trump gestures at  vice-president Mike Pence after speaking at a news conference on the Covid-19 coronavirus at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph:   Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named vice-president Mike Pence to co-ordinate the US government’s response to the coronavirus, even as he repeate(...)

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