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# china - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Coronavirus: Around 12,000 cases of infection as death toll rises to 259

The UK Foreign Office said that it was withdrawing its staff members based in China.

Opinion: One minute it's a family holiday, the next we're housebound in China - one Irishman's coronavirus story

Greg McDonough is an Irishman living in China. He’s currently stuck in a town with his wife and child.

# china - Friday 31 January, 2020

Three Irish citizens evacuated from Wuhan begin fortnight in UK quarantine

There have been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK so far.

Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus

There has been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK.

# china - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Two cruise passengers test negative for coronavirus - but passengers not to disembark until tomorrow

Around 1,140 people who had been due to disembark at the Civitavecchia port earlier today, but will have to stay onboard the ship.

Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China

A separate flight is leaving for the UK at 9pm Irish time tonight.

Coronavirus deaths in China spike as global health emergency could be declared today

The Department of Foreign Affairs has begun advising Irish citizens against all non-essential travel to China.

# china - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.

From The42 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed due to coronavirus fears China

2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed due to coronavirus fears

World Athletics released a statement about March’s Championships today.

Trinity students advised to cancel study trip to China amid coronavirus fears

A number of colleges have issued advice to their students.

# china - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Coronavirus case confirmed in Germany as death toll reaches 106 in China

In the US, authorities have warned citizens against all non-essential travel to China.

# china - Monday 27 January, 2020

Irish people now advised to avoid entire province of Hubei due to coronavirus

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised people to avoid the province of Hubei.

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases

China’s health minister warned that the virus seems to be spreading more easily.

# china - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Wuhan mayor expecting thousands more cases of coronavirus to be confirmed

The US consulate also announced it will evacuate personnel on a charter flight back to the US.

Coronavirus death toll rises to 56 as US consulate prepares evacuation from Wuhan

Cases have been found in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the US, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Australia and Canada.

# china - Friday 24 January, 2020

Coronavirus reaches Europe as France confirms three cases

The two confirmed cases, the first in Europe, were announced by the health minister Agnes Buzyn.

Explainer: What is coronavirus and should we be worried? Coronavirus This post contains videos

Explainer: What is coronavirus and should we be worried?

At present, the new virus appears to be “weaker” than SARS in its current form.

Coronavirus death toll rises to 25 in China as 10 cities put on lockdown

Chinese authorities have confirmed 830 cases of the deadly new virus, most in the city of Wuhan.

# china - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Chinese health authority warns coronavirus could 'mutate and spread further'

North Korea has reportedly closed its border to all tourists.

# china - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China

The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to Wuhan in central China.

China's former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei sentenced to 13 years in prison

At his trial last June, Meng pleaded guilty to accepting $2.1 million in bribes.

Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans

Meanwhile, a man in Australia has been tested after showing symptoms of the virus.

# china - Monday 20 January, 2020

Third person killed by SARS-like illness as virus spreads to fourth country

Chinese authorities have confirmed more than 130 new cases of the virus.

# china - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 more people diagnosed with SARS-like mystery virus in China

Two men in their 60’s — one with severe pre-existing conditions — have died from the illness.

# china - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Scale of SARS-like virus in China likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists warn

Authorities in China say two people have died and at least 45 have been infected.

# china - Friday 17 January, 2020

Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman

The 74-year-old woman is being treated in hospital after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

# china - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China is not the return of SARS virus, officials say

SARS killed 349 people in mainland China and another 299 in Hong Kong in 2003.

# china - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong pro-democracy rally after police use tear gas in clashes

The city has been battered by nearly seven months of unrest, which was sparked by a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.

# china - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Date set for 'phase one' of US-China trade deal to be signed off

The truce offers Chinese President Xi Jinping breathing space as he faces a slowing economy and political trouble in Hong Kong.

# china - Monday 30 December, 2019

Chinese scientist jailed for gene-editing babies to be HIV immune

The court said that He Jiankui and his team had acted “in the pursuit of personal fame and gain” and seriously “disrupted medical order”.

# china - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Tesco halts production of Christmas cards at Chinese factory over alleged forced labour

A young girl reportedly received a batch of cards with a message from one of the workers.

# china - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From The42 Wenger defends Ozil's freedom of speech amid China storm Political Football

Wenger defends Ozil's freedom of speech amid China storm

However, the former Arsenal boss also noted that individuals must accept responsibility for a stance.

# china - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Nine-year-old Eric is allowed stay in Ireland after winning deportation case

St Cronan’s Primary School in Bray tweeted out: “Fantastic news for Eric!!”

# china - Monday 16 December, 2019

From The42 'It will have serious implications for Arsenal' - China on Ozil Controversy

'It will have serious implications for Arsenal' - China on Ozil

The Gunners have distanced themselves from their player’s comments.

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull

Police say radical protesters threw bricks at officers and tossed traffic cones at a police vehicle.

# china - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Chinese State TV pulls Arsenal match after player's comments on treatment of Muslims

Mesut Ozil spoke out about the treatment of ethnic minority Uighurs in Xinjiang province.

# china - Friday 13 December, 2019

China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US

The deal includes a progressive rollback of tariffs and the protection of intellectual property rights.

# china - Sunday 1 December, 2019

How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps

China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.

# china - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters

The US President reluctantly signed the bill, which had bipartisan support.

# china - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Australian police open investigation into 'spy' claims that China tried to interfere with elections

A man who claims to have worked as a Chinese spy said it tried to recruit a Melbourne businessman to run for office.