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Bats are considered the probable source of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China. Photograph: Kim Raff/The New York Times

The world has to face up to the reality that the current coronavirus epidemic is not a once-off. What’s more, scientists who study these viruses have(...)

Ben Kavanagh wearing a mask and gogles in an appearance on RTÉ recently.

An Irishman quarantined in Britain for two weeks after being airlifted out of China’s coronavirus-struck Wuhan is preparing to return to his home in C(...)

Customers wearing face masks queue for food outside a store in Beijing on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

A ninth case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned the outbreak “could still go in any direction”(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  has his body temperature checked during an inspection of  coronavirus  prevention  work in Beijing. Photograph:  Ju Peng/XInhua/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus outbreak represents the single biggest challenge for Xi Jinping since he took the helm of the Communist Party eight years ago, but Chi(...)

Quarantine officials on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in Japan. Photograph: David Abel/Facebook/PA Wire

China’s coronavirus outbreak poses a “very grave threat for the rest of the world” and should be viewed as “public enemy number one”, the head of the (...)

Medical workers in protective suits move a patient at an isolated ward in a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Photograph:  China Daily via Reuters

Bella Zhang hung an intravenous drip on a spindly tree branch and slumped down on a large stone planter outside the crowded hospital. Her mother and b(...)

 Coaches carrying British nationals flown out of  the Chinese city of Wuhan arrive at   Kents Hill Park where they are due to remain in quarantine for 14 days. Photograph: Getty

Britain on Monday said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had doubled to eight as the government declared the virus a serious and imminent thre(...)

People wearing facemasks disembark from an aircraft repatriating British and other nationalities to the UK from Wuhan in China, following its arrival at a military base in  Oxfordshire. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Wire

A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been diagnosed in Britain after a patient contracted the illness from a previously confirmed British case whi(...)

Passengers wearing protective face masks arrive at the Shanghai South railway station in Shanghai. Photograph:  Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the Sars epidemic in 2002 and 2003. (...)

Medical workers transfer a patient in the isolation ward at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

The number of deaths in China’s central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak had risen by 81 to 780 as of Saturday, the province’s health commis(...)

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