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The Borat actor on his new film, why he's reluctant to be a celebrity and his long-standing distaste for Trump Borat uses the flower bed in fron(...)

The study, published by the Royal Society, also found that being exposed to information about the novel coronavirus on social media is associated with higher susceptibility to misinformation in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Photo-illustration: iStock

Misinformation about Covid-19 remains a threat to public health guidance, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Cambridge. (...)

A man wearing a face mask walks past an entrance to Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Covid-19 testing and tracing systems in the North and the Republic have come under increased strain due to a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in recen(...)

The device is very simple – there are no complex controls or filters to worry about

Are we all tired of talking about coronavirus yet? It has been the topic of conversation for most of 2020 – and rightly so, given the situation in rec(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn at a Covid-19 update press conference at the Department of Health on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Most of the economy is open, the schools are open and the health service is operational. The price is social restrictions on hospitality. Restrictions(...)

 The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

 An Indian health worker shows collected samples for a Covid-19 detection tests in Bangalore, India today. Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

The global death toll from the coronavirus passed 900,000 as worldwide cases topped 27.7 million, according a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Th(...)

Dr Teresa  Lambe, associate professor and investigator at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. ‘I love science and working on vaccines, and I am lucky that this means I get to do something constructive in this pandemic.’ Photograph: John Cairns/University of Oxford

You are working on a much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine at Oxford. When did you start on that? Back in early January, I was watching what was happeni(...)

Journalist Bill Birtles of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation arriving at Sydney on Tuesday. Photograph:  Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP

The last two China-based journalists for Australian news organisations have fled the country after a five-day diplomatic stand-off, amid fears they wo(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe during his press conference  in Tokyo on Friday. Photograph: Franck Robichon/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

After Shinzo Abe returned to office in December 2012, he famously made a pilgrimage to the tomb of his grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, where he pledged t(...)

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