Italy is experiencing a continued slowdown in the rate of its new confirmed coronavirus cases. Photograph: Reuters

Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy. With a population of only 47 million(...)

A customer has her temperature checked at the entrance of a supermarket in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Marco Ottico/EPA

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 382,000 people worldwide, with at least 16,500 deaths. Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies w(...)

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(...)

 Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio  holding a press conference with a limited number  of reporters  at the Farnesina Palace in Rome. Photograph:  EPA/Ettore Ferrari

It was a black Thursday in Italy. The country was in lockdown. Coronavirus deaths were soaring. Hospitals were overwhelmed, with more patients than av(...)

Medical workers discuss  patient treatment  at the ‘Wuhan Living Room’ temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Mainland China, outside Hubei province, reported no new locally transmitted cases for the second straight day, as a senior Communist Party offical wa(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

A woman wearing a face mask walks with an umbrella along a street in Jiujiang in China’s central Jiangxi province. Photograph: Getty

China’s central province of Hubei, excluding the provincial capital Wuhan, reported zero new cases of coronavirus over 24 hours for the first time du(...)

Paramedics wearing protective gear prepare ambulances to transport patients infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus in Daegu on Sunday. Photograph:Yonhap/Reuters

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK leapt to 36 after 13 new patients were identified. Chief medical officer Prof Chris Whi(...)

Two passengers wear protective masks as they travel on a train from Rome to Milan in  Italy.  Photograph:  Marco Di Lauro/ Getty Images

The coronavirus epidemic has continued its global spread, with Latin America and Pakistan recording their first cases and the World Health Organisatio(...)

Protesters hold signs outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong as the financial secretary Paul Chan announced a relief package in a city battered by political unrest and the coronavirus. Photograph: Roy Liu/Bloomberg.

The British government has sought to calm fears over the spread of the coronavirus after at least eight schools closed and a US firm in London sent it(...)

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