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People wearing face masks ride on a street in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

China reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday for the first time since it started publishing daily figures in January, a milestone that offers(...)

Studies from Wuhan in China show that smokers with Covid-19 respiratory disease have a poorer prognosis, have  more severe disease, a higher  need for intensive care, a higher need for ventilation, and are more likely to die. Photograph: Reuters

Covid-19 is changing our lives, maybe for ever, and remarkable efforts are being made to save people’s lives. Action on smoking and vaping cessation m(...)

 Former IMF  chief Ajai Chopra: he   singled out the lack of leadership from the US, and what he described as unhelpful comments from US leaders

The coronavirus crisis has hit the world economy “much harder and much faster than anything before”, and will have a deeper impact than the 2008 finan(...)

Donald Trump interrupts Jared Kushner during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on April 2nd. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

A few years ago, when some photos by New York Times photographers adorning our office walls were swapped out for others, I found one headed for the du(...)

With any vaccine still in early development, the best way to mitigate the pandemic is social distancing, experts say. Photograph: iStock

As many as 25 per cent of people infected with the new coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi(...)

Chinese travellers wear protective masks as they bow their heads for three minutes of silence to mark the country’s national day of mourning for COVID-19 at Beijing Railway Station. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images.

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the c(...)

A transit police officer checks the temperature of a truck driver during a partial curfew ordered by the government in Villa Nueva, Guatemala. Photograph:  Johan Ordonez / AFP

The coronavirus pandemic has already upended our world, breaking laws we thought were immutable and exposing the unsettling fragility of a way of life(...)

Workers in protective suits walk next to Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have begun. Photograph:  Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Shenzhen has become the first mainland Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat, following a move by Beijing to prohibit the w(...)

Cardinal Charles Bo: “When the virus first emerged, the authorities in China suppressed the news,” he said. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

The leader of the Catholic Church in Asia, Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Bo, has launched a scathing attack on the Chinese leadership, holding it respons(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

A mash-up of bingo hall, pinball and slot arcade, pachinko is hugely popular in Japan. Players sit in crowded rooms hermetically sealed off from the o(...)

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