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Dr Li Tao: advises people not to wear face masks in public because there are “zero cases in Ireland” and it “causes panic”.

Chinese families across Ireland are voluntarily placing themselves in “self-isolation” for two weeks following trips to China to avoid any risk of the(...)

 Security personnel wearing masks walk in central Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Disclosure is the best vaccine. This is a comment that has been popping up a lot online over the past two weeks in China as hundreds of millions rema(...)

Oil prices have remained under pressure in the first week of February amid fears about the impact of the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in China contributed to a 10 per cent fall in the Bord Gáis Energy Index in January, with the threat of the virus adding to b(...)

 Foxconn employees wearing masks  at the company’s year-end gala in Taipei, Taiwan, on  January 22nd.  Photograph:  Reuters/Yimou Lee

On any normal morning thousands of workers stream in and out of the huge gates of Foxconn Zhengzhou Science Park, a 1.4 million square metre compound (...)

The head of the local neighbourhood committee  carries a loudspeaker that plays a warning message about the coronavirus  in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

More than 14 million people call Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, home – but wandering around the desolate streets in recent days you’d be un(...)

The Diamond Princess cruise ship approaches Daikoku Pier in Yokohama, Japan, where it will be resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken to hospital while it remains in quarantine off the port. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

Ten more people on a quarantined cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Thursday, as health experts stepped up (...)

Cruise ship Diamond Princess anchored off the shore of Yokohama, near Tokyo on  Wednesday. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters were placed in quarantine for China’s coronavirus on Wednesday as airlines, car (...)

 CDC workers check the information during collecting biomaterial from suspected 2019-nCoV patients for nucleic acid tests in a hotel for isolated people in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province, on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuan Zheng/EPA

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised more than 3,000 Irish people in mainland China to be prepared to leave because of the coronavirus outbre(...)

A member of a Chinese honour guard wears a face mask as he stands guard on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Tusday. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

As the coronavirus has developed over the past month, Chinese president Xi Jinping has kept a noticeably low profile. There has been no presidential v(...)

 Local medical workers hold a strike near Queen Mary Hospital as they demand the city close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/ AFP /Getty Images

Britons in mainland China have been urged to leave as coronavirus continues to claim more lives in the country. The UK foreign office amended its trav(...)

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