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‘We must avoid a situation in which the Olympics was held but the medical system collapsed,’ Hironori Sagara, director of Showa University Hospital says. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Japan has carried out a threat to publicly shame people not complying with coronavirus border control measures, releasing the names of three people wh(...)

Among those who were hospitalised, chronic heart disease, asthma and morbid obesity were associated with increased risk of ICU admission, research shows. File photograph: iStock

Covid-19 carries a “significantly higher risk” of death for morbidly obese men with chronic heart disease than other patient profiles, a new study ha(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: “The over-concentration particulary on the daily case number can create the wrong impression. It can cause people to despair sometimes”. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Covid-19 case numbers in the State could reach record levels in the coming weeks, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has predicted. The record one day number of 9(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, the acting chief medical officer, warned the Government that Dublin was a ‘disease reservoir’ that threatened the whole State. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Dublin is a “disease reservoir” for Covid-19 which threatens the whole country, the acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has warned. Dr Glynn (...)