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Donald Trump at  a signing ceremony for the $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill at the White House last month. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has hit back at criticism from US president Donald Trump, after he threatened to stop funding the agency over its (...)

A woman walks past a portrait of Chinese president Xi Jinping in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters

It is difficult to know the future implications of a moment in history while you are still living through it. But one of the most striking indication(...)

Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen visiting a factory where surgical face masks are made on Monday. Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

The World Health Organisation went into damage control on Monday amid growing criticism of its isolation of Taiwan since the coronavirus outbreak, and(...)

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(...)

‘Anyone who has been to the affected regions in northern Italy in the last 14 days and has a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever should self-isolate and phone their GP immediately.’

The St Patrick’s Day festival and other public events may face restrictions as a result of public health measures likely to force postponement of the (...)

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks pass  shops in  Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, increasing its international isolation as countries as far apart as Sout(...)

Director-general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a news conference in Geneva on  February 6th. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

An advance team of World Health Organization medical experts arrived in China on Monday to help investigate the coronavirus outbreak, WHO director-gen(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks as vice-president Joe Biden,  US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci and members of the press listen after a meeting about the Zika virus in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Doctors are monitoring 279 pregnant women with confirmed or suspected Zika virus infections in the US and its territories, federal health officials sa(...)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  staff wearing protective clothing treating the body of an Ebola victim at their facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, in August 2014. The epidemic killed more than 11,300 people out of 28,600 cases. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation has announced an end to the latest flare-up of the Ebola virus in Liberia, a milestone that marks the first time since t(...)

Last week Mali became the sixth West African country to report a case of Ebola. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Liberia, the country worst hit by the Ebola epidemic, may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, although the battle to contain the outbreak (...)

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