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A medical staffer watches from a tent at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. Photograph: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In the neverending war between humans and microbes, the smaller of those two combatants is perpetually probing for the weakest link. That could be a(...)

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(...)

A man wearing a respiratory mask  walks past the  Colosseum monument, which has been closed, in Rome on Tuesday. Three weeks ago there had been no reported cases of coronavirus in Italy. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

It seems like the world has been turned upside down in recent days as a result of the coronavirus spread. Where are we now? We are in absolutely unch(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health, during a media update on the confirmed case of coronavirus at Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ten new cases of coronavirus have been reported this evening, the biggest daily increase recorded since the disease was found here at the end of Febru(...)

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(...)

Many in the middle classes can work from home, take sick leave, use separate bathrooms and minimise contact with potential carriers.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

With somewhere between 50 and 100 million deaths attributed to it, the Spanish flu that ravaged the world in 1918 was, it was long assumed, an indiscr(...)

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(...)

Scientist Xinhua Yan works in the lab at Moderna in Cambridge, MA.  Photograph: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe

Juan Andres woke up three times during the night after putting his precious vials of vaccine on the back of a delivery lorry. In late February, Modern(...)

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 Finance Paschal Donohoe: ‘It is, of course, impossible, at this stage, to accurately predict the economic cost of the outbreak.’

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has signalled that the Government’s economic forecasts will be cut next month as the coronavirus outbreak is pred(...)

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