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How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan's animal market?

It’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then jump to pangolins?In the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China’s Hubei province to a pandemic that has killed about 80,000 people so far. Continue reading....
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Animals, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


More than 400 coronavirus cases – 10% of Australia’s total – are from Ruby Princess cruise ship

Exclusive: At least 440 passengers from the liner have fallen ill since being allowed to disembark without checks in SydneySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailFollow the latest Australia coronavirus updates in our live blogThere are more than 400 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Australia from the Ruby Princess cruise ship, according to state health departments.As of Monday, at least 440 passengers across six states and two territories had tested positive for Covid-19 af...
Tags: Cruises, Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Sydney, Guardian Australia, Coronavirus outbreak


Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device

Australian Dr Daniel Reardon ended up in hospital after inserting magnets in his nostrils while building a necklace that warns you when you touch your faceSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailFollow Australia coronavirus live news and updatesFollow live global coronavirus updatesAn Australian astrophysicist has been admitted to hospital after getting four magnets stuck up his nose in an attempt to invent a device that stops people touching their faces during the coronavirus ou...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Melbourne, Swinburne University, Coronavirus outbreak, Daniel Reardon


Coronavirus live news: stricken cruise ship granted passage along Panama canal

Mali records first death ahead of election and Trump considers New York quarantine. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDeaths in Italy pass 10,000Patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rateSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.18pm GMT Britons stranded in New Zealand are facing costs of £40,000 to return home, my colleague Mark Townsend reported. Those stranded say they have been left without guidance or assistance after the UK embassy and consular services in New...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, Mali


Coronavirus live news: France death toll passes 2,000 while 90,000 cases confirmed in Italy

All non-essential workers in Spain ‘must stay at home’ and Trump considers New York quarantine. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDeaths in Italy pass 10,000Patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rateSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.18pm GMT Italian PM is approving new legislation to make €4.7bn available to cities in Italy affected by coronavirus, Sky News have just announced.Meanwhile, the Italian economic minister says Europe will need a package like that ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, Science, France, China, Qatar, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking as global number exceeds 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT The European Union has granted Tunisia 250 million euros in aid to help it cope with the economic and social effects of the coronavirus outbreak, EU ambassador Patrice Bergamini said on Saturday in a tweet.Tunisi...
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Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking, as global numbers exceed 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; Police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.06pm GMT More than 11 million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis deliver a blessing in an empty Saint Peter’s Square, Lorenzo Tondo reports television bosses as saying.The pope’s blessing, Urbi et Orbi - to the city an...
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Coronavirus live news: Cases in Italy overtake China, US infections pass 100,000

Trump invokes Defence Protection Act; Syria introduces travel restrictions; The UK, Spain, Italy see biggest daily rise in deaths. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceItaly records 969 coronavirus deaths dashing hopes of turnaroundUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.34am GMT China’s National Health Commission said on Saturday that 54 new coronavirus cases were reported on the mainland on Fri...
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Spain overtakes China as second worst-hit country by Covid-19 – as it happened

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus deal. This blog is now closedFollow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 12.25am GMT That’s it from this blog for today. We’ve launched a new one at the link below, where I’ll be taking you through the most important new developments in this unprecedented crisis: Related: Coronavirus live news: Third of world population under lockdown as global deaths pass 21,000 12.08...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 20,000, as Spain overtakes China as second worst-hit country

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.24pm GMT Brazil gangs have imposed strict curfews to slow coronavirus spread, write Caio Barretto Briso and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro. Drug traffickers in one of Rio de ...
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Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China, as global numbers approach 20,000

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.14pm GMT The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been giving a briefing on the virtual G7 foreign ministers meeting that began by videoconference at 7am (E...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China; Belgium hospital admissions rise by 50% in a day

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – livePrince Charles tests positive for Covid-19See all our coronavirus coverage 1.35pm GMT Canadian banks on Tuesday followed US heavyweights in offering one-time bonuses and extra paid days off to customer-service employees who are required to work in branches and call...
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Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain overtakes China, and India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.05am GMT The head of the Netherlands’ public health institute has told the Dutch parliament that measures to control the spread of coronavirus appear to be working, Dutch News reports. Jaap van Dissel said the country...
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Coronavirus live news: EU leaders plan Europe-wide crisis management centre as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of pandemic, WHO warns; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.35am GMT A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. The country’s President ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran


Coronavirus live news: US Senate leaders and White House reach stimulus deal as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of the pandemic, WHO warns; EU urged to evacuate refugees from Greek camps. Follow the latest updates.Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisAustralia coronavirus live blogCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.34am GMT The Guardian’s Sa...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, Barcelona, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: India locks down population of 1.3bn as Hubei eases restrictions

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; WHO warns US risks could become the centre of the pandemic; EU urged to evacuate refugees from greek camps. Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.29am GMT New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has meanwhile addressed t...
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Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000

WHO says US could be next virus hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; Greta Thunberg says she believes she had Covid-19 6.24pm GMT At a time when good news appears to be thin on the ground, here is video of applause ringing out at the emergency field hospital at the Ifema exhibition centre in Madrid when nurses said farewell to the first coronavirus patient to be given the all-clear at the facility. The temporary healthcare facility, which is still under construction, will be ab...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, India, Africa, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown; Tokyo Olympics moved to 2021

WHO says US could be next Covid-19 hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown 3.23pm GMT Cuomo goes on to take aim at Donald Trump’s tweet that the “cure must not be worse than the problem itself.”It’s all very well, the New York governor says, “But if you ask the American people to choose between public health and the economy then it’s no contest.” 3.19pm GMT New York is “the canary in the coalmine” and will be “going first” in term...
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Coronavirus news: Tokyo Olympics moved to 2021 as WHO warns US could be next Covid-19 hotspot

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 1.23pm GMT The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will come as a blow to the host country, which has spent more than $12bn on the event, while huge sums are also at stake for sponsors and broadcasters.Goldman Sachs estimated this month that Japan would lose $4.5bn (550bn yen) in inbound and domestic consumption in 2020 if the Olympics did ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Science, France, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus news: Tokyo Olympics to be postponed as WHO warns US could be next Covid-19 hotspot

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 12.22pm GMT Japan Olympics to be delayed for one yearFollowing a conference call between Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike and IOC president Thomas Bach, the Olympics have been postponed for 12 months. 12.16pm GMT Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olymp...
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Coronavirus news: US could be next Covid-19 hotspot amid 'large acceleration' of cases, says WHO - live updates

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 11.02am GMT Belgian public health officials have chided people for treating the coronavirus lockdown like “an alternative holiday” and getting in their cars to go to the beach or the countryside, reports my colleague Jennifer Rankin in Brussels. Belgium’s crisis centre announced on Tuesday that 526 people had tested positive for coronaviru...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, France, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus news: France tightens lockdown rules as Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in cases - live updates

Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; Vietnam closes Ho Chi Minh restaurants; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 10.18am GMT The Dutch government has strengthened its measures to halt the spread of coronavirus by imposing what prime minister Mark Rutte called an “intelligent lockdown”, writes my colleague Jennifer Rankin in Brussels. All public gatherings regardless of size are now banned until 1 June, in a tightening of earlier restrictions that had banned ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Indonesia, France, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Taliban, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in cases; Trump insists US will 'reopen' in weeks

Vietnam closes Ho Chi Minh restaurants; Olympic torch relay scaled down; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans. Follow the latest updates 9.20am GMT Dozens of young Irish doctors and nurses have quit their jobs in Australia to return home to fight the pandemic but cannot get flights, leaving them in limbo, reports my colleague Rory Carroll in Dublin. Several airlines have suspended flights from Australia to Ireland and other routes are closed because of bans on transit thro...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Science, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' in weeks

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 6.23am GMT 6.23am GMT In UK news from simpler times, which I hope will allow you to slow down for two minutes: fewer potholes are being repaired in England and Wales. Although it’s not exactly a great development, it is strangely calming to read about. Related: Fewer potholes being repaired in England and Wales ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy


Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 3.33am GMT Hawaii has become the latest US state to issue a stay at home order. Governor David Ige issued an order that will go into effect on Wednesday, March 25. Here are the details of that order, which is enforceable with fines or jail time. Notably, it does not include schools: To ensure that the state continues to ...
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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 2.34am GMT In Australia, the north-eastern state of Queensland has said it will close to people not travelling for work, medical appointments or carrying freight at midnight on Wednesday. Police will carry out checks at the border. 2.19am GMT The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 39 new cases of the cor...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Queensland


Coronavirus live news: Britons placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 12.28am GMT Asked if he was concerned that if he eased government restrictions to prevent coronavirus “too early”, the virus might continue to spread unabated, Trump said that he was looking to the mortality rate for coronavirus, and he found it encouraging.JON KARL: Are you worried that if you lift restrictions too quic...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Cruise, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy


WHO warns global spread of virus is accelerating – as it happened

This blog is now closed.Follow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 12.16am GMT That’s it for this blog for today. We’ve launched a new one at the link below, where I’ll be keeping you p to date with the latest major developments for the next few hours. Related: Coronavirus live news: Britons placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon 12.06am GMT In Panama, the Guardian’s Patrick Greenfield reports that authorities have announced 32 new Covid-19...
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Refugees, New Zealand, Who, Guardian, Panama


Coronavirus live news: UK goes into lockdown as WHO warns global spread of virus is accelerating

UK lockdown – live updatesHow UK lockdown compares with other countriesUS coronavirus live updatesAustralia coronavirus live updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.25pm GMT Leyland Cecco reports from Toronto:Canada’s two most populous provinces – Ontario and Quebec – have announced plans to effectively shut down their economies in a bid to dramatically slow the spread of the coronavirus. 9.07pm GMT Heather Stewart and Rowena Mason report on the drastic new measures just announced t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, Toronto, UK News, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Refugees, New Zealand


Fossil hunters find evidence of 555m-year-old human relative

Ikaria wariootia is half the size of a grain of rice and an early example of a bilateral organism It might not show much of a family resemblance but fossil hunters say a newly discovered creature, that looks like a teardrop-shaped jellybean and is about half the size of a grain of rice, is an early relative of humans and a vast array of other animals.The team discovered the fossils in rocks in the outback of South Australia that are thought to be at least 555m years old. Continue reading...
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