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A healthcare worker carries out Covid-19 testing at a drive-through clinic in Perth, Australia. Perth is on alert after a hotel quarantine security guard and two of his housemates tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty

Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, has warned the government that citizens stranded in India face the prospect of serious illness wit(...)

 Remains of a woman who died from complications related to Covid-19 are placed by cemetery workers  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo

The global death toll from coronavirus topped three million on Saturday, amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening (...)

Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett at McKee Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Most people remember when they first had a shiver of concern about Covid-19. For Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett, it was when(...)

The epic story of people around the world living through the first year of the pandemic

Is it too soon? That is the question whenever a new documentary comes along claiming to bring us the unvarnished truth about the year we’ve just endur(...)

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organisation: “The team . . . expressed the difficulties they encountered in accessing raw data.” Photograph: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Bloomberg

The head of the World Health Organisation has criticised China’s sharing of data at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan as the WHO unve(...)

Ischgl is a swish and popular ski resort in southern Austria – and a perfect petri dish for the spread of the new coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

February 29th, 2020 The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) confirms it is a “male in t(...)

In a word ... Obsession

The pandemic reigns and it reigneth every day. Things that heretofore I never noticed in my place now make their presence loud and attention- seeking (...)

An elderly man walks in a street in Tokyo’s Shinbashi area. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Deaths in Japan fell last year for the first time in more than a decade, a jarring contrast to the huge death tolls suffered by many countries in the (...)

 ‘Looking back at China and Wuhan, we were all looking at it on the news and not realising that it was on its way or it was already here,’ says Dr Corinna Sadlier, consultant at Cork University Hospital

The Cork doctor who treated the first-known case of Covid-19 community transmission in the State a year ago has warned the virus is still “ahead of us(...)

Virus research: ‘Doing work like this assaults all your senses,’ says Dr Jessica Manning. Photograph: Thomas Cristofoletti/New York Times

Covid-19 arrived in Cambodia a year ago, on January 23rd, when a Chinese national flew in from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the illness was first det(...)

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