A Chinese student receiving a Covid-19 vaccine made by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech and in Phase 3 clinical trials, at a local medical centre in Jinhua, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. Photograph: AFP/Wu Yilu

Ethan Zhang needed to get back to work. Work was in Ivory Coast, however, and since January the global coronavirus outbreak had stranded the 26-year-o(...)

Visitors from France enjoying their visit to Temple Bar in Dublin on March 7th, 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is little in the 161-year history of this newspaper that has been afforded the all-consuming coverage which the pandemic has had since the begin(...)

US president Donald Trump and vicepresident Mike Pence. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty

For the first time, US president Donald Trump cut off his daily coronavirus task force briefing on Friday without taking any questions from reporters.(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, his deputy   Dr Ronan Glynn (right) and chief clinical officer  Dr Colm Henry (second left) and Dr Cillian De Gascun (left) at a Covid-19 press conference at the Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

How is Ireland doing in the fight to slow the spread of Covid-19? After more than two weeks of lockdown with wide ranging restrictions limiting comme(...)

A man wearing a protective face mask stands next to a globe at the riverside park along the Yangtze River, in Wuhan, China. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in New York state since the pandemic began, governor Andrew Cuomo has said. Mr Cuomo said there ha(...)

People wearing face masks ride on a street in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

China reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday for the first time since it started publishing daily figures in January, a milestone that offers(...)

Chinese travellers wear protective masks as they bow their heads for three minutes of silence to mark the country’s national day of mourning for COVID-19 at Beijing Railway Station. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images.

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the c(...)

Italy is experiencing a continued slowdown in the rate of its new confirmed coronavirus cases. Photograph: Reuters

Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy. With a population of only 47 million(...)

A customer has her temperature checked at the entrance of a supermarket in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Marco Ottico/EPA

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 382,000 people worldwide, with at least 16,500 deaths. Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies w(...)

A local medical worker embraces and bids farewell to a medical worker from Jiangsu at the Wuhan Railway Station as the medical team from Jiangsu leaves Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease  outbreak, in Hubei province. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

At 44KW, a nightclub in Shanghai, life almost feels normal again. Bartenders mix cocktails for patrons leaning against the bar. Groups sit close toget(...)

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