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A transit police officer checks the temperature of a truck driver during a partial curfew ordered by the government in Villa Nueva, Guatemala. Photograph:  Johan Ordonez / AFP

The coronavirus pandemic has already upended our world, breaking laws we thought were immutable and exposing the unsettling fragility of a way of life(...)

A vineyard in Australia’s Clare Valley. Photograph: Scott Davis

Between the banks of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers lies one of the principal wine producing regions of the world. The famous Bordeaux red or “claret(...)

The Republic is a centre for aircraft leasing and finance, with most of the industry’s big players either headquartered here or with substantial businesses based in the State. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 is likely to force more airlines into bankruptcies this year, potentially hitting aircraft lessors including Irish-based Aercap and Fly Leasi(...)

The USNS Comfort passes the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York harbour on Monday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

People cheered the US Navy hospital ship Comfort as it sailed into New York on Monday, a beacon of the national effort to stanch the coronavirus outbr(...)

The National Guard and Rhode Island State Police at a checkpoint at the Rhode Island-Connecticut state border on Saturday to advise New Yorkers to maintain a 14-day quarantine after arriving leaving the state. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak/The New York Times

US President Donald Trump considered then abandoned ordering a quarantine for the coronavirus hotspots of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Mr T(...)

Ashley Arabasadi: ‘My hope right now is that even if the virus is widespread, that it remains not particularly deadly for the majority of the population’

Ashley Arabasadi is senior external affairs manager and former health security policy adviser at Management Sciences for Health, an American-based no(...)

US president Donald Trump. The sudden stop of the US economy has several economists predicting gross domestic product will shrink in the second quarter by the most in quarterly records dating back to 1947.  Photograph: Bloomberg

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits surged to a record 3.28 million last week as businesses shuttered and laid off workers as par(...)

Some motoring life must continue,  as people still need to work, and those working in vital services and industries still need to be able to get about. Photograph: iStock

The motoring world seems suddenly microscopic compared to the vast scale of the Covid-19 crisis. Still, some motoring life must continue, both here in(...)

Ella Klahr Bunnell

When Ella Klahr Bunnell moved from Boston to Belfast last September, she wasn’t nervous about living so far from her family. A recipient of a Mitchell(...)

People wait in line outside a gun shop as sales of weapons surge in the US amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

When Antoun Alain visited the Shoot Point Blank Range and Store in Delaware County, Ohio last Monday night, he did not expect to find himself waiting (...)

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