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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(...)

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(...)

 Several ambulances are parked outside a hotel placed in quarantine due to  coronavirus in the town of Adeje, on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain, on Wednesday.  At least four guests tested positive for the virus. Photograph: Cristobal Garcia/EPA

Public health authorities are planning for a massive increase in the number of people being tested for coronavirus, Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

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(...)

Test tubes with blood samples from patients who have been tested for Zika  at the maternity ward of the Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photograph:  Reuters/Jorge Cabrera

It’s been a few months since alarm bells sounded about the spread of the Zika virus throughout South America and the Caribbean. We now know more about(...)

A man wearing a mask at a camel market in the village of al-Thamama, near Riyadh. Saudi Arabia said people handling camels should wear masks and gloves to prevent spreading Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), issuing such a warning for the first time as cases in the kingdom of the potentially fatal virus neared 500. Photograph: Reuters

US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, and said the patient was in good (...)