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A tourist wearing a protective respiratory mask outside the  Coliseum in  Rome on Friday. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus spread further on Friday, with cases reported for the first time in six more countries across three continents leading the World Healt(...)

A man wearing a protective suit decontaminates a primary school where a child was diagnosed with coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Dimitris Tosidis/EPA

No country should make the “fatal mistake” of assuming it will be spared the Covid-19 coronavirus, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, as (...)

From left, Michael Ryan, director of WHO’s health emergencies programme, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA/Salvatore Di Nolfi

The world could miss the chance to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus because of a failure of countries to fund efforts to tackle it, the hea(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 A flight attendant of Cambodian Lanmei Airlines demonstrates safety procedures in the airplane while wearing a face mask during a flight from Cambodia to Guangzhou, China. Photograph: Alex Plavevski/EPA

A passenger who arrived in Dublin Airport and was suspected of having the coronavirus has tested negative for the disease. The passenger, who was pla(...)

Michael Ryan is executive director of the World Health Organisation’s health emergencies programme. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Even in the midst of a crisis, Mike Ryan, the Irishman leading the response of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to the coronavirus outbreak, finds (...)

A health worker looks on as he wears protective gear to mix water and chlorine in Goma, the DRC. Photograph: Pamela Tulizo/AFP/Getty Images

The second patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main city of Goma has died after he sought treatment t(...)

Dr Mike Ryan, assistant director general of WHO, and team in North Kivu:  “This is probably the first Ebola outbreak to happen in an active conflict zone.”

A wave of violence in the Congo is threatening efforts to contain a serious outbreak of the Ebola virus in the African republic, according to the Iris(...)

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