Tourists wearing face masks walk on Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic on November 5th. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Europe has become the epicentre of the pandemic again, prompting some governments to consider re-imposing unpopular lockdowns in the run-up to Christm(...)

 A staff member checks the temperature of a moviegoer wearing a face mask during the reopening of the Massimo cinema in Turin. Photograph:Tino Romano/EPA

Scientists in Italy have found traces of the new coronavirus in wastewater collected from Milan and Turin in December 2019 - suggesting Covid-19 was (...)