Coronavirus tests being rushed to Australia can deliver results within three hours

One of the world’s biggest suppliers of coronavirus tests is about to rush new equipment onto the Australian market that can deliver results...

Coronavirus deals China's economy a 'bigger blow than GFC'

China has suffered even deeper economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic than predicted, with figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)...

'The army is our friend' against coronavirus in remote communities, Aboriginal health group says

Australia’s peak Aboriginal health group, representing hundreds of health care services, wants state and territory governments to make urgent arrangements to protect Aboriginal...

'Not for sale': anger in Germany at report Trump seeking exclusive coronavirus vaccine deal

German ministers have reacted angrily following reports US president Donald Trump offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive rights...

Americans urged to scrap gatherings of 50 or more people as states start shutdowns

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that gatherings of 50 people or more be cancelled or postponed for the next...

Coronavirus live updates: US health chiefs advise against events of more than 50 as...

Argentina went into a full official lockdown Sunday evening as President Alberto Fernández announced the closing of the country’s borders to all arrivals,...

Starwatch: the moon and planets party till dawn

Starwatch chart 16 March 2020 A nice grouping of three planets will grace the pre-dawn sky this week. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all...

UK coronavirus crisis 'to last until spring 2021 and could see 7.9m hospitalised'

The coronavirus epidemic in the UK will last until next spring and could lead to 7.9 million people being hospitalised, a secret Public...

The Guardian view on the UK’s Covid-19 response: confused and hesitant | Editorial

Boris Johnson’s decision to go it alone, in global policy terms, over the UK’s Covid-19 outbreak is being challenged every day – and...

Coronavirus: Germany seals its borders as 100m Europeans on lockdown

Walls are being raised and mass quarantines enforced across Europe to combat the spread of the coronavirus, with Germany the latest to partly...