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People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla, Spain, on the day the autonomous region starts phase two of the government’s plan to gradually ease the lockdown measures. Photograph: F G Guerrero/EPA

Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period from Covid-19 for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernando Simon said th(...)

Pedestrians walk past an HSBC Holdings Plc bank branch at night in Hong Kong in 2019. HSBC’s board is said to be pressing for deeper cuts than those announced  in February. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

HSBC’s board is set to deepen the biggest restructuring in the bank’s 155-year history after deciding that the coronavirus crisis requires more drasti(...)

Factory worker Miguel Plangca (55), originally from the Philippines, lost his battle with Covid-19 last week leaving behind Mikee (21), Michael (19), John (14) and Chekie (12). Photograph: GoFundMe appeal

More than €130,000 has been raised for four siblings who have been left orphaned as a result of Covid-19. Factory worker Miguel Plangca (55), origin(...)

Jincy Jerry, assistant director of nursing in infection prevention and control at the Mater: “We knew when the first case hit Ireland we would be the ones taking patients.” Photograph: Tom Honan

In December 2019, Jerry Jincy was called to a meeting at Dublin’s Mater hospital where she learned preparations were to begin immediately for the poss(...)

A barber wearing a face mask as restrictions to contain the coronavirus outbreak were relaxed in Singapore on May 12th, 2020. Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus has infected more than 4.2 million people and killed more than 286,500, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Here are t(...)

Caring for the community: Louise Donohoe, Aoife Byrne and Aishling Byrne

2020 IS THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE, AND THE PRESSURES ON THE PROFESSION HAVE NEVER BEEN GREATER When the World Health Organ(...)

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, teaches the school children physical education live through YouTube from his home in London, England. Photograph: The Body Coach/Getty Images

The world’s best known PE teacher Joe Wicks has raised £200,000 (€227,000) for the UK’s National Health Service and praised his treatment in hospital (...)

A pedestrian walks past an unnamed and cracked Hollywood Star along a quieter than normal Hollywood Boulevard. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 23 million US jobs were created in the last decade. In a single month, they were all but wiped out. The US labour department’s April employmen(...)

Enda McNulty pictured at the launch of his book in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the autumn of 1929, Frank McNulty from Mullaghbawn tried the door of the Manhattan bank where he had lodged his savings to find it locked for good.(...)

Debra  works as a live-in carer in Galway: ‘I tell my grandson in the Philippines I cannot go home because I have no papers’ and he says, ‘There’s lots of paper here. I’ll send you some paper.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There’s a hidden line of workers in the Covid-19 crisis. The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) estimates that there are between 15,000 and 17,000 u(...)

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