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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(...)

Security personnel check the temperature of passengers in the wharf at the Yangtze River  in Wuhan, China on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

All flights out of a city in China hit with coronavirus have been cancelled as the World Health Organisation (WHO) delayed its decision on whether to (...)

 Chinese residents wear masks while waiting at a bus station near the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which has been linked to cases of a new strain of Coronavirus. Photograph: EPA

An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said on Monday, and a four(...)

Security guards stand in front of the closed Huanan wholesale seafood market, where health authorities say a man who died from a respiratory illness had purchased goods from, in the city of Wuhan, China. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

A Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in centr(...)

Police arrested six people during a demonstration in one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist areas on Sunday Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg

Police arrested six people during a demonstration in one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist areas on Sunday, where thousands of protesters sought to (...)

Riot police block demonstrators from approaching the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on Thursday.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

Hong Kong protesters flooded the streets, with rubber bullets flying overhead and tear gas in their eyes, ostensibly to protest an extradition law tha(...)

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