The CDC reported  said fewer than one in five of the 896,000 doses shipped to New York state since mid-December had been given. File photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the US have gone unused, US health officials said on Monday. In response, (...)

Passengers from Adelaide are greeted by family members after arriving at Perth airport  on Saturday after Western Australia reopened its borders. Photograph: Richard Wainwright/EPA

More than 53.9 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 1.3 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Ho(...)

An outdoor dining area at the Sydney Fish Market. Photograph: Matthew Abbott/The New York Times

Australia recorded no new daily coronavirus community infections on Sunday for the first time in nearly five months, health officials said, paving the(...)

This year’s celebrations won’t be like the Halloween we know and love but people can still have fun and stay safe at the same time. Photograph: Barry Cronin

We’ve known devils, ghouls and bogeymen in Halloweens past, but 2020’s biggest villain – Covid19 – has been the scariest yet. Chief Medical Office Ton(...)

The US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said pumpkin carving in the home is a safe way to celebrate Halloween

North Dublin’s annual Festival of Flame at Halloween has been cancelled due to Covid-19, Fingal County Council has confirmed. The popular event had b(...)

Police issue a fine to a man breaking lockdown laws in Melbourne on Sunday as the city struggles to cope with a Covid-19  outbreak. Photograph: William West/AFP

More than 19.8 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 731,300 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkin(...)

School pupils in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. How to reopen schools safely during the coronavirus pandemic has been the subject of a vigorous global debate.  Photograph: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Coronavirus may be more easily transmitted in school and summer camp settings than previously understood, after the emergence of new details of outbre(...)

Milly Brown conducts a Covid-19 swab test as large crowds queue at a Bondi Beach drive-through testing clinic in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday. Photograph: Lisa Maree/Getty

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total number of cases worldwide rising (...)

Dr Anthony Fauci testifying before Congress on Tuesday. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg

Leading coronavirus expert Dr Anthony Fauci has warned of a “disturbing surge” of Covid cases in some parts of the United States, and said the next fe(...)

Leslie Thompson and her daughter Sali at their house in Phoenix, Arizona

Leslie Thompson, originally from Dublin, lives in Phoenix, Arizona working as a program manager with Intel. When did you leave Irelan(...)

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