New York governor Andrew Cuomo: The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Wednesday issued a travel advisory saying visitors from US states with accelerating COVID-19 infection rates “must quarantine for 14 days.” Photograph: Getty Images

Global markets dropped on Wednesday as rising US Covid-19 cases and new quarantine measures fuelled fears that the virus could derail an economic reco(...)

Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Milan’s Duomo cathedral. Photograph: Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters

Wall Street fell sharply in opening trading, extending a global wave of selling as the coronavirus that originated in China spread far beyond the coun(...)