People take part in a protest against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Andre Borges/AFP via Getty Images

Protests against president Jair Bolsonaro spread across Brazil on Saturday, a day after a supreme court justice authorised a criminal investigation in(...)

Workers  wait to receive a Covid-19 vaccine dose at a PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper plant in Tangerang, Indonesia, on  May 19th. Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Asian countries that led the way in controlling Covid-19 last year have become laggards in the battle against the virus as their efforts to vaccinate (...)

A quality check being done on coronavirus vaccines at the Serum Institute of India  in Pune, India, in January. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

India, one of the world’s biggest vaccine producers, has imposed a de facto ban on jab exports as it seeks to prioritise local vaccinations amid an ac(...)

People wearing protective face masks line up to offer prayers on the first business day of the year at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. Photograph: Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg

Japan does not expect to start Covid-19 vaccinations until the end of February, said Yoshihide Suga, as he warned that a state of emergency could soon(...)

 Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a four-day lockdown as a cluster of cases in the area increased to more than 40. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP.

Italy will be placed under a nationwide lockdown for much of the Christmas and New Year holiday, prime minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday, as the (...)