Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

A woman wearing a face mask walks with an umbrella along a street in Jiujiang in China’s central Jiangxi province. Photograph: Getty

China’s central province of Hubei, excluding the provincial capital Wuhan, reported zero new cases of coronavirus over 24 hours for the first time du(...)

Paramedics wearing protective gear prepare ambulances to transport patients infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus in Daegu on Sunday. Photograph:Yonhap/Reuters

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK leapt to 36 after 13 new patients were identified. Chief medical officer Prof Chris Whi(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony where a woman known as “Patient 31” attended a service in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the e(...)

Employees wear face masks at Apple Store in Beijing.  Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Global stocks fell as a sales warning from Apple rippled across markets in the latest sign of the mounting corporate and financial cost of the coronav(...)

Flower shop owner Iris Leung wears her protective face mask as she delivers flowers with masks to customers on Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong. Photograph: AP

Beijing on Friday imposed a 14-day self-quarantine on people returning to the Chinese capital from holidays to prevent the spread of the new coronavir(...)

Quarantine officials on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in Japan. Photograph: David Abel/Facebook/PA Wire

China’s coronavirus outbreak poses a “very grave threat for the rest of the world” and should be viewed as “public enemy number one”, the head of the (...)

Passengers wearing protective face masks arrive at the Shanghai South railway station in Shanghai. Photograph:  Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the Sars epidemic in 2002 and 2003. (...)

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