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Pedestrians wear surgical masks in London’s China Town on January 25th, 2020.  European airports from London to Moscow have stepped up checks  on flights from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 41 people.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

President Xi Jinping has said China faces a “grave situation” as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing the occasion(...)

Chinese tourists  at Narita airport  in Japan.  Japan is one of the most popular  destinations for Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The threat to Ireland from the new flu-like virus that has killed 26 people in China remains low, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE). As(...)

A woman wearing a face mask arrives at Heathrow Airport in London. The UK is to begin monitoring direct flights from China to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

All 14 people tested for coronavirus in the UK - including one in Belfast, have been given the all-clear but checks are ongoing on other people, the C(...)

Passengers wearing protective facemasks at Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 24th, 2020. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

Authorities in Wuhan are rushing to build a makeshift hospital they plan to open in 10 days to treat the rising number of patients infected by the cor(...)

 A  passenger who  arrived on the last bullet train from Wuhan to Beijing is checked for a fever by a health worker on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Irish officials have stepped up precautions to deal with the threat of a new flu-like virus as four suspected cases were being treated in Scotland and(...)

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Cnsphoto via Reuters

Despite mounting public anxiety, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declined to declare the viral pneumonia outbreak in China a public health eme(...)

Officials  check the body temperature of passengers after a train from Wuhan arrives at Hangzhou railway station in China’s Zhejiang province.  Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

The Health Service Executive (HSE) says it is ready to deal with the threat posed by a new flu-like virus in China. Officials say the likelihood of c(...)

Wuhan resident wear masks as they  buy vegetables in a market in the city which is at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak.  Flights  and public transport inhave been temporarily closed and officials have asked residents told to stay in the city to help control the outbreak. Photograph:  Getty Images.

A Co Kildare man who is living in the Chinese city at the centre of the coronoavirus outbreak has described it as being “almost like a ghost town”. B(...)

People wear masks in Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China. Coronavirus cases have been found in the US, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Photograph: Xiaolu Chu/Getty

Global health bodies are warning of an increased likelihood of a new flu-like virus in China spreading to Ireland and other parts of Europe. A World(...)

Passengers and airport staff wear masks at Rome’s international airport, in Fiumicino on Friday January 31st. European countries have stepped up their response to the  virus. Photograph: Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP

The toll exacted by the new coronavirus in China has continued to mount. The number of confirmed cases is approaching 10,000, and 212 people have died(...)

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