Passengers travelling to the United States from Ireland and elsewhere will have to undergo testing for Covid-19 within one day of their departure under new measures to be introduced by the Biden administration. Photograph: Emmanuel Croset/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden has announced new actions to combat the coronavirus in the US, including a nationwide campaign encouraging vaccine boosters, an expansion of(...)

Martin: ‘I think the more outdoor activities we can continue with the healthier and the better’. Photograph: iStock

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said he anticipates that it will be possible to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to primary school children within months. His c(...)

Restrictions on non-US citizens were first imposed on air travelers from China in January 2020 by then-president Donald Trump and then extended to dozens of other countries. Photograph: iStock

The Biden administration will drop travel restrictions for vaccinated people from November 8th, reopening the US to foreign nationals travelling by ai(...)

‘We will still open many of our US sites, where local clinical conditions allow, the week of September 7th,’ says IBM HR chief

International Business Machines Corp has said it will allow only fully vaccinated US employees to return to offices, which are set to open from Septem(...)

The mandate coincides with growing concern over the impact of the Delta variant. Photograph: Daniel Slim/AFP

United Airlines Inc on Friday became the first US airline to require all its domestic employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The airline(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Mary Butler said she has been “acutely aware and concerned” about the waiting list. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Child mental health experts have warned that psychology waiting lists of over a year are having a detrimental effect and often needlessly exasperating(...)

Outstanding issues which could impact the scope of the booster programme include advice on mixing vaccines, the space between second and booster doses, and precise definitions of the cohorts to be targeted. Photograph: Laetitia Vancon/New York Times

About 1 million people are likely to be targeted for Covid booster shots in the State’s first sweep of the population over autumn and winter, The Iri(...)

 Security personnel ask customers for proof of vaccination as they enter City Winery in  New York in June. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP Photo

New York on Tuesday became the first big city in the US to announce it will require proof of Covid-19 vaccinations not only for all those employed by (...)

After taking many countries off its highest warning level since June, the US has been adding more countries back because of rising COVID-19 cases. File photograph: iStock

Ireland has been added to the United States’ “Level Four” travel list due to rising Covid numbers, with the state department warning against travel to(...)

The agency’s data suggest that people with weak immune systems should wear masks even in places that do not have high transmission of the virus. File Photograph: iStock

The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than al(...)

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