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The Diamond Princess cruise ship approaches Daikoku Pier in Yokohama, Japan, where it will be resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken to hospital while it remains in quarantine off the port. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

Ten more people on a quarantined cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Thursday, as health experts stepped up (...)

 CDC workers check the information during collecting biomaterial from suspected 2019-nCoV patients for nucleic acid tests in a hotel for isolated people in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province, on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuan Zheng/EPA

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised more than 3,000 Irish people in mainland China to be prepared to leave because of the coronavirus outbre(...)

 Local medical workers hold a strike near Queen Mary Hospital as they demand the city close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/ AFP /Getty Images

Britons in mainland China have been urged to leave as coronavirus continues to claim more lives in the country. The UK foreign office amended its trav(...)

Passengers wear protective face masks as they arrive from Shenzhen to Hong Kong at Lo Wu MTR station, hours before the closing of the Lo Wu border crossing in Hong Kong, on Monday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 425 as of the end of Monday, up by 64 from the previous day, the country’s National Heal(...)

People queue to buy face masks from a shop in Hong Kong as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images.

Several countries have closed their borders to arrivals from China as countries around the world raced to contain the coronavirus outbreak amid a risi(...)

Pedestrians wearing face masks cross a road during a Lunar New Year of the Rat public holiday in Hong Kong on January 27th. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty

So far this winter, it has killed scores of mostly old people, infected thousands and brought hospitals to a standstill. But that’s enough about the f(...)

World Health Organisation  health emergencies programme head Michael Ryan and director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: not recommending further limiting of trade and movement of people. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini

The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak that started in China a public health emergency “of international concern”. The d(...)

Doctors watch as  medical supplies from Beijing are unloaded at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Thursday. Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

Three Irish citizens who have been under lockdown for the past week in the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak will be evacuated out of Wuhan early (...)

 People queue to order food at a McDonald’s restaurant in Beijing. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Sales at McDonald’s grew last year at the swiftest pace in at least a decade even as the fast food group faced a turbulent period in which it abruptly(...)

A pilot wearing a protective suit parks a cargo aircraft at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. Photograph: Cheng Min/Xinhua via AP

Irish tourists planning to travel to China in the days and weeks ahead should be able to cancel their plans at no cost as a result of the latest advis(...)

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