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World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, experts say

World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, experts say

78,000 cases confirmed, as Italy and Iran scramble to contain major outbreaks The world is fast approaching a “tipping point” in the spread of the coronavirus, according to experts, who warn that the
What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What symptoms are caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by
Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran over coronavirus deaths

Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran over coronavirus deaths

Ankara also suspends incoming flights as Iranian authorities try to contain outbreak in countryCoronavirus – latest updatesTurkey and Pakistan have both closed their borders with Iran, with Turkey
Italy imposes draconian rules to stop spread of coronavirus

Italy imposes draconian rules to stop spread of coronavirus

Measures include fines for anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areasCoronavirus – latest updatesItalian authorities have implemented draconian measures to try to halt the coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus outbreak: four cruise ship passengers test positive in UK  – live news

Coronavirus outbreak: four cruise ship passengers test positive in UK – live news

Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran after eight deaths, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 4.20pm GMT Four of the 32 British and Irish Diamond Princess cruise
Coronavirus: woman on Diamond Princess cruise ship tested positive after disembarking

Coronavirus: woman on Diamond Princess cruise ship tested positive after disembarking

Health minister apologises after 23 passengers left the ship without being properly testedJapan has confirmed that a woman who tested negative and left the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship
Millions of Chinese workers ordered back to work but infection risk remains high

Millions of Chinese workers ordered back to work but infection risk remains high

Transport restrictions hamper nationwide pull to get back to business as economy reelsThe Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented
Coronavirus: South Korea placed on 'red alert' as fifth person dies

Coronavirus: South Korea placed on 'red alert' as fifth person dies

More than 9,000 Shincheonji church members in self-quarantine as president describes coming days as ‘very important moment’South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has placed the country on “red alert”
Coronavirus: northern Italian towns close schools and businesses

Coronavirus: northern Italian towns close schools and businesses

Authorities act on cluster of infections in the Lombardy and Veneto regionsA dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday after deaths of two people infected with the
South Korea screens thousands of religious sect members for coronavirus

South Korea screens thousands of religious sect members for coronavirus

Country confirms more than 430 cases as WHO head voices concern over sixth death in IranThousands of members of a secretive religious sect in South Korea are being screened for the new coronavirus
Coronavirus: more deaths confirmed as authorities around the world struggle to contain outbreak – latest updates

Coronavirus: more deaths confirmed as authorities around the world struggle to contain outbreak – latest updates

The World Health Organization has raised concerns about cases where there has been no contact with someone known to be infected nor travel to China 5.58pm GMT 4.53pm GMT Thousands of members of a
Coronavirus: asymptomatic Wuhan woman shows why outbreak 'will be hard to stop'

Coronavirus: asymptomatic Wuhan woman shows why outbreak 'will be hard to stop'

Case study of 20-year-old who infected relatives despite not showing signs of illness – and testing negative – stokes global pandemic fearsA 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan travelled hundreds of
Coronavirus: window of containment 'narrowing' after Iran deaths, WHO warns

Coronavirus: window of containment 'narrowing' after Iran deaths, WHO warns

Towns in northern Italy placed on lockdown after first fatality as virus is spreads in Middle East, with confirmed cases in Lebanon and IsraelFour Iranians have died after contracting the coronavirus,
NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at home

NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at home

Fresh approach to detecting Covid-19 aims to limit spread of infection across capitalThe NHS has started testing people for coronavirus in their own homes in London.The new appproach will be expanded
Who is most at risk of contracting coronavirus?

Who is most at risk of contracting coronavirus?

After the deaths of young health workers, do we have to rethink who is at risk of infection?There have been a number of deaths from the coronavirus among doctors who are young and, as far as we know,
'It's post-apocalyptic': how coronavirus has altered day-to-day life

'It's post-apocalyptic': how coronavirus has altered day-to-day life

From Wuhan to the north of England, people have been affected by the outbreak in different waysThe coronavirus is a public health emergency, but its threat is not only medical. Millions of lives have
Coronavirus: flight evacuating Britons from stricken cruise ship leaves Japan

Coronavirus: flight evacuating Britons from stricken cruise ship leaves Japan

Thirty-two British and European passengers from Diamond Princess on board plane due to land in England on Saturday, Foreign Office says The British government has begun repatriating its citizens
Coronavirus: China prisons report 500 cases, as virus spreads in South Korea – live updates

Coronavirus: China prisons report 500 cases, as virus spreads in South Korea – live updates

Wuhan’s women’s prison director sacked as 230 inmates test positive for illness; South Korea adds 52 new cases. Follow latest news 6.53am GMT Here’s a summary of what’s happened so far on Friday.
Explainer: how worried should I be about coronavirus in Australia?

Explainer: how worried should I be about coronavirus in Australia?

Despite the lack of cases, people are still concerned about coronavirus in Australia. Here’s what you need to knowAs of Wednesday 15 cases of coronavirus cases had been confirmed in Australia, with
Ukraine protesters clash with police over coronavirus evacuees

Ukraine protesters clash with police over coronavirus evacuees

Residents of Novi Sanzhary march against over 70 people being quarantined in their villageUkraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak was