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A nurse at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of Spedali Civili hospital, Brescia, Italy. Photograph: Filippo Venezia/EPA

The coronavirus Covid-19 is now spreading much more rapidly outside China than within the country, leading the world into uncharted territory, but the(...)

A man wearing a protective mask in Venice. Photograph: Claudio Furlan/Lapresse via AP

The company that underwrites much of the travel insurance in Ireland has issued fresh guidelines for people who may be travelling outside the country (...)

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(...)

‘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(...)

Tourists wearing  masks  to protect against Covid-19 at   Milan cathedral in northern Italy. Photograph: Getty Images

Over the past few days the world appears to have reached a turning point in the two-month battle against novel coronavirus. The Covid-19 disease is n(...)

Tourists wear protective face masks in a gondola on Sunday. Photograph: Manuel Silvestri/Reuters

Irish citizens have been advised by the Department of Foreign Affairs not to travel to areas of Italy affected by a coronavirus outbreak. In revised (...)

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(...)

 Codogno hospital, in northern Italy, where several  coronavirus  patients are hospitalised.  Photograph: EPA/Matteo Corner

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is “closely monitoring” developments in the coronavirus outbreak, following a sharp rise in cases outside Ch(...)

Residents queue for free masks in Hong Kong, China.  Photograph: EPA/Miguel Candela

After more than a month confined to their homes, members of the Irish community under lockdown in Wuhan have been informed they will not be allowed to(...)

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