Ashley Arabasadi: ‘My hope right now is that even if the virus is widespread, that it remains not particularly deadly for the majority of the population’

Ashley Arabasadi is senior external affairs manager and former health security policy adviser at Management Sciences for Health, an American-based no(...)

Last month AB InBev predicted its worst quarter in a decade as it factored in the impact from China’s lockdown at the beginning of the year. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Anheuser-Busch InBev withdrew its earnings outlook for 2020 and Pernod Ricard forecast a 20 per cent drop in profit as the coronavirus pandemic strike(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

On what now seems like the long-ago date of January 30th, when the World Health Organisation declared coronavirus a global emergency, it issued an acc(...)

Rome’s Town Hall is lit up with the colours of the Italian flag to show solidarity with the country as it continues to battle coronavirus. Photograph: Reuters/ Alberto Lingria

An infection control experiment that was rolled out in a small Italian community at the start of Europe’s coronavirus crisis has stopped all new infec(...)

Two women wearing protective face masks walk along Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Irish residents have been advised not to leave the island until March 29th as the number of coronavirus cases is forecast to reach 1,300 by the end of(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen holds a news conference on Monday. The commission has proposed barring travel from the rest of the world to the EU for at least 30 days. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

European nations are closing their borders to each other and to the rest of the world to try to curb the spread of coronavirus, reversing decades of e(...)

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(...)

Journalists had their temperatures taken by medical officials in the White House ahead of Saturday’s press conference where the US president Donald  Trump announced the extension of the travel ban to Ireland and Britain. Photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

US president Donald Trump has cited Ireland’s open border with Britain as a key reason for including Ireland in the travel ban as America battles to c(...)

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(...)

People walk in front of a TV screen in Seoul showing a live broadcast of US President Donald Trump’s speech. His comments hit markets overnight. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

Global stocks have tumbled in another day of hectic trading after the US suspended travel from Europe and the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pand(...)

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