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Chinese paramilitary police officers in Beijing on Wednesday wearing protective masks. China’s rate of new infections has reduced dramatically over the past month. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

China’s top legislature has announced it will hold its annual meeting next month after postponing it for the first time in decades due to the spread o(...)

People visit Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, China,  on Wednesday  after it reopened to the public. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

China is pushing back against the growing chorus of voices around the world calling for the country to pay compensation for the damage caused by the c(...)

Irish scientist Prof Adrian Hill is the director of Oxford Unversity’s Jennings Institute.  Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University. Most other teams have had to st(...)

Medics transport a patient in a hospital where those infected with  Covid-19  are being treated in the settlement of Kommunarka, outside Moscow on April 27th. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty

Coronavirus appears to linger in the air in crowded spaces or rooms that lack ventilation, researchers found in a study that buttresses the notion tha(...)

The blaze on Wednesday was extinguished by units from Cork City Fire Brigade and Garda technical experts carried out a forensic examination of the scene to establish if any accelerants were used to start the fire. Stock photograph: iStock

Gardaí are investigating an arson attack on a communications mast in Cork they believe is linked to a conspiracy theory that 5G masts are connected to(...)

Emanuele Visigalli, who was hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus and later discharged, sits surrounded by his family at home in Codogno, Italy. Photograph: Fabio Bucciarelli/The New York Times

When her middle-aged son got sick, Ruffina Pompei did what she had done for decades, bringing vegetable soup and freshly squeezed orange juice to his (...)

Commuters wear protective masks as they cross an intersection during rush hour on April 23rd, 2020 in Beijing, China.    Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Coronavirus has infected more than 2.9 million people globally, with the death toll passing 200,000. Here are the latest updates on the pandemic from (...)

Sunday is Global Rossie Day. It is an opportunity for a grateful population to pay homage to our lesser spotted county.
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A movie and a book came to mind when I first became aware of the coronavirus some weeks ago. The movie was the South Korean ‘Parasite’, which won best(...)

A casket of a Muslim who passed away from the coronavirus is brought to a van for burial at a busy Brooklyn funeral home on the first day of Ramadan on April 24th  in New York City. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

Coronavirus has infected more than 2.7 million people around the world, with the death toll passing 190,000. Here are the latest updates on the pande(...)

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Coca-Cola said on Tuesday its expected current-quarter results to take a hit as restaurants, theatres and other venues that represent about half of th(...)

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