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Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures to a coronavirus patient and medical staff via a video link at the Huoshenshan hospital in Wuhan on Tuesday. Photograph: Xie Huanchi/Xinhua/AFP via Getty Images

China’s president Xi Jinping visited the city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak for the first time on Tuesday, in the latest signal that Beiji(...)

 Relatives of inmates clash with police officers outside the Rebibbia prison, where a riot broke out, in Rome on Monday over new measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

Italy’s prime minister vowed to impose “massive shock therapy” on the country to fight the explosion in cases of coronavirus as the government began t(...)

Medical workers discuss  patient treatment  at the ‘Wuhan Living Room’ temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Mainland China, outside Hubei province, reported no new locally transmitted cases for the second straight day, as a senior Communist Party offical wa(...)

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(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris using a hand sanitiser at Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There is no requirement for most healthcare workers returning from northern Italy or other parts of the world where coronavirus is in active transmiss(...)

Visitors queue outside the  Louvre museum in Paris after staff ended coronavirus walkout following  two days of closure.  Photograph: Philippe Lopez/ AFP

The Republic’s second confirmed case of coronavirus, announced on Tuesday night, has focused minds on the measures that might have to be taken to limi(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: It is likely the UK will use this opportunity to highlight its independence from the dictates of the EU. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

Differences are emerging between the approaches taken by Ireland and by the UK to the threat posed by the coronavirus, divergences that could become s(...)

A member of a medical team checking for coronavirus symptoms in the Kurdistan region in Iraq. Photograph: Gailan Haji/EPA

From what we know so far, the first symptoms of the coronavirus tend to be a fever followed by a dry cough. There are also likely to be headaches and (...)

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(...)

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