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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


Human impact on wildlife to blame for spread of viruses, says study

Increased contact with animals likely cause of outbreaks such as Covid-19, say experts, as conservationists call for global ban on wildlife marketsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHunting, farming and the global move of people to cities has led to massive declines in biodiversity and increased the risk of dangerous viruses like Covid-19 spilling over from animals to humans, a major study has concluded.In a paper that suggests the underlying cause of the present pandemi...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Animals, Environment, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife, Conservation, Deforestation, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Covid-19: what if I'm immunocompromised?

Hannah Devlin speaks to Dr Jenna Macciochi about how our immune systems fight off infections such as coronavirus, and – as per lots of your questions – what happens if we’re immunocompromised Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Immunology, Hannah Devlin, Coronavirus outbreak, Jenna Macciochi


Egypt reports 149 new virus cases – as it happened

New toll comes as UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive care Coronavirus: latest updates 12.29am BST We are going to close this live blog. But you can stay up to date on all the latest developments on our new blog here.In the mean time, you can find all the latest developments below in our At A Glance summary: Related: Coronavirus latest: at a glance 12.16am BST Just back to Donald Trump’s marathon press conference and he is fielding questions ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Donald Trump, Sam Levin, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: UK prime minister Boris Johnson taken into intensive care – live updates

UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive careUS coronavirus - latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.18pm BST Egypt has reported 149 new cases; its highest daily toll since confirming the first infection in February.The North African country, which also reported seven new fatalities on Monday, has recorded 1,322 cases including 85 deaths so far. A total of 259 people had recovered and been released from hospitals, the country’s health ministry adde...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Cardiff, Boris Johnson, University Hospital of Wales, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Boris Johnson taken into intensive care – live updates

UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive careUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 8.19pm BST It is understood Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit just short of an hour and a half ago.The decision was made by his medical team after his condition worsened over the course of Monday. The prime minister is understood to be conscious and to have been moved as a precaution in case he needs ventilation. 8.16pm...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Johnson, St Thomas ' Hospital, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest day-to-day rise in infections in a week

Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row; Germany sees further case drop; Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’Latest developments: at a glanceEurope’s numbers offer hope as US nears peak momentUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.20pm BST Two hospitals each with a capacity of up to 1,000 beds are to be build in Istanbul, Turkey, to treat coronavirus patients, the country’s president has said, according to AF...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Microbiology


Lockdown has cut Britain's vibrations, seismologists find

There’s a kind of hush all over the world as the reduction in human activity stops the Earth buzzing so muchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe dramatic quietening of towns and cities in lockdown Britain has changed the way the Earth moves beneath our feet, scientists say.Seismologists at the British Geological Survey have found that their sensors are twitching less now that human activity has been curtailed, leading to a drop in the anthropogenic din that vibrates th...
Tags: Science, World news, Earth, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Earthquakes, Microbiology, British Geological Survey, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row as Germany sees further case drop

Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’; UK PM Boris Johnson in hospital; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positiveLatest developments: at a glanceBoris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirusUK coronavirus - liveAustralia coronavirus – latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.17am BST Hi, this is Damien Gayle taking over the live blog for the next few hours, taking you through the latest coronavirus pandemic updates from around the world. I will be posting ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Germany sees further drop in cases as Japan prepares for state of emergency

US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’; UK PM Boris Johnson in hospital; South Korea reports fewer than 50 new cases; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positiveLatest developments: at a glanceBoris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirusUK coronavirus - liveAustralia coronavirus – latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.21am BST The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has said the country is planning to let smaller shops reopen on 14 April, with the aim of reopening all shops and malls from 1 M...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Indonesia, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in hospital as Japan prepares for state of emergency

US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’; South Korea reports fewer than 50 new cases; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive; Follow the latest updates.Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestAustralia coronavirus – latest Sweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.24am BST Related: Monday briefing: Boris Johnson in hospital for 'as long as needed' 6.18am BST Export expectations in Germany’s car sector have fallen to their lowest level since...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Sweden, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in hospital as US faces 'hardest and saddest week'

US orders 29m doses of malaria drug; Pakistan quarantines tens of thousands of worshippers; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive; Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestAustralia coronavirus – latest Sweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.14am BST Hong Kongers have been warned to prepare for six months of pain, as the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic worsen.The city has reported more than 890 cases o...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Science, Sweden, China, New York City, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Middle East, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in hospital as Trump again touts hydroxychloroquine

US orders 29m doses of malaria drug; Pakistan quarantines tens of thousands of worshippers; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive; Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestAustralia coronavirus – latest Sweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.21am BST My colleague Alison Rourke has just pointed out that a month ago today, on 6 March, the US had confirmed just 214 coronavirus cases, according to Centers for Disease C...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, US, America, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Middle East, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Trump


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital

Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, returns to work as doctor one day a week amid coronavirus crisisLatest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.22pm BST The Haitian health ministry has announced the country’s first death from coronavirus. The victim is a 55-year-old man who reportedly had underlying health conditions. 10.15pm BST Read our full r...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Leo Varadkar, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests

Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, returns to work as doctor one day a week amid coronavirus crisisLatest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.17pm BST The UK prime minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive.A Downing Street spokeswoman said: “On the ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, France, China, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: Ireland's Varadkar to restart work as a doctor amid crisis

Taoiseach will work one shift a week; Italy reports lowest increase in deaths in two weeks; Spain records smallest rate of increase in infectionsLatest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 8.19pm BST Some 1,000 migrants have been placed under quarantine after an outbreak of Covid-19 at a camp at Hal Far in the south of Malta. The camp has been was ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Malta


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest increase in deaths in two weeks

Spain records smallest rate of increase in infections; Trump tells Americans to expect ‘a lot of death’; Global deaths approach 65,000Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.20pm BST Here are the key developments of the last few hours: 5.45pm BST The country’s health minister has announced that Barbados has recorded its first death from t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, China, Global, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Spain records smallest rate of increase in infections since start of crisis

Spanish PM calls for ‘European solidarity’; Trump tells Americans to expect ‘a lot of death’; Global deaths approach 65,000Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latest Coming back to life after lockdown in WuhanFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.52am BST Spain’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 674 to 12,418 in the past 24 hours, according to figures which recorded the lowest number of victims in nine days.It is also the f...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Global, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, South Sudan


Coronavirus live news: Trump tells Americans to expect 'a lot of death' as US cases pass 310,000

Global deaths approach 65,000; Spain infections overtake Italy; US deploys military personnel. Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceComing back to life after lockdown in Wuhan‘Mask wars’: US faces more accusations of outbiddingFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.03am BST A “car crash” media appearance. A political “reset” already being challenged. A prime minister stuck in isolation. The beginnings of a bureaucratic ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Wuhan


Coronavirus live news: Cases approach 1.2m as Trump tells Americans to expect 'a lot of death'

Quarter of cases globally are in US; Spain infections overtake Italy; US deploys military personnel. Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceComing back to life after lockdown in Wuhan‘Mask wars’: US faces more accusations of outbiddingFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.10am BST Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sparked outrage on Friday by posing for photographs at the plaza that was the centre of anti-government pro...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Biology, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Wuhan


Discovery of Living Microbes Deep Beneath the Seafloor Offers Hope for Life on Mars

Surprising quantities of bacteria have been found living in clay-rich rocks under the Pacific seafloor. The discovery raises the possibility of equally resilient microbes living deep beneath the surface of Mars.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bacteria, Microbiology, Geology, Mars, Pacific, Life on Mars, Astrobiology, Extremophiles


'Immunity passports': can they end the UK coronavirus lockdown?

Certificates to prove people are immune to Covid-19 could ease restrictions. How would such as scheme work in Britain?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo 10 has pointed to immunity passports as a way to end the lockdown. How would the policy work in practice? Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: global number of confirmed cases passes 1 million

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.55pm BST Just dipping back into the Trump press conference at the White House, and the president has blame states for ...
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Confirmed cases pass 1 million – as it happened

This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.32am BST We are about to wrap up our coverage on this blog for the day, but you can follow all developments on our new global live blog here. In the interim, you can catch up on all the day’s latest news here, on our latest At a Glance: Related: Coronavirus latest: at a glance 11.55pm BST Just dipping back into the Trump press conference at the White House, and the preside...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, White House, China, Russia, Africa, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Trump


Coronavirus live news: global number of confirmed cases passes 1m

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.23pm BST “A glimmer of hope but little detail.” See the experts’ reaction to the UK health secretary Matt Hancock’s new...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 50,000

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.03pm BST As the pandemic worsens, panicked governments have been accused of using questionable methods to acquire suppl...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: confirmed global cases approaching 1 million

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Catalonia asks Spanish army for help; Thailand imposes national curfewUS: 6.65 million filing for unemployment last weekTesting: how some countries got ahead of the restUS coronavirus – latest updatesUK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.19pm BST The Hong Kong government has been accused of attacking the editorial independence of its public broadcaster after criticising it for asking a World Health Organization official why Taiwa...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Spain, Catalonia, UK News, World news, Taiwan, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: Spain death toll passes 10,000 with record single-day rise of 950

Iran passes 50,000 cases and 3,136 deaths; Russia and Afghanistan record single-day records; Cambodian government accused of using pandemic to assert absolute powerAt a glance: summary of key eventsAsian countries face possible second wave of infectionsUS stockpile of protective equipment ‘nearly gone’UK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.28am BST Spain hit another grim milestone on Thursday, as the number of deaths passed 10,000 and yet another record single-...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Iran, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as Russia records its largest single-day rise

Trump says personal protective gear has nearly run out; Abe criticised over two masks per household policy; Cambodian government accused of using pandemic to assert absolute powerAt a glance: summary of key eventsUK coronavirus – latest updatesAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.22am BST Afghanistan has reported 43 new Coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, marking the biggest one-day rise in number of infections, reports Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat....
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as US federal stockpile of medical equipment dwindles

Trump says personal protective gear has nearly run out; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 3.22am BST In Australia, prime minister Scott Morrison has announced that parents need childcare during the crisis will be able to access it for free, and that childcare ...
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