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US president Donald  Trump:  The number of deaths from coronavirus  exceeds 95,000. Photograph: Andrew Harrer

US president Donald Trump on Friday urged churches to open this weekend, setting up a potential battle with governors across the country who have main(...)

Hibergene CEO Seamus Gorman: 'Coronavirus was unexpected, and our decision to pursue a test was opportunistic to some extent'.

Developing a test that can confirm in 30 minutes or less whether a patient has Covid-19 is a game-changer for Hibergene, a small Dublin diagnostics bu(...)

Seamus Gorman, chief executive of Irish company HiberGene Diagnostics: ‘The Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge to humanity in our lifetimes.’ Photograph: Julien Behal

Irish company HiberGene Diagnostics has secured European approval for a highly accurate, low-cost, rapid test for coronavirus. The test promises to de(...)

Demand for remdesivir has been growing as there are currently no approved treatments or vaccines for Covid-19.

The European Union may give an initial green light in the coming days for sale of the drug remdesivir as a Covid-19 treatment, the head of its medicin(...)

 US president Donald Trump speaking on Monday: “I think it’s good. I’ve heard a lot of good stories,” he said of hydroxychloroquine. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump has reignited a controversy over the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine after telling reporters he was taking the latt(...)

‘We will build our glorious future with American hands, America grit and American pride,’ US president Donald Trump said during a factory visit in the key election state of Pennsylvania on Thursday. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has vowed to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the United States as he pledged to put “America first” during a fact(...)

Mary Leahy of Heroes Aid demonstrates a fitting of a mask and visor at home on her son. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers persist and are being exacerbated by continuing problems with globa(...)

Lab technicians load filled vials of remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California. Photograph: Gilead Sciences Inc/Reuters

Gilead will get its drug remdesivir to Covid-19 patients as soon as this week after getting US backing for emergency use. The drug has shown positive(...)

US president Donald Trump (right) is joined by Gilead Sciences Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day (centre) and US vice-president Mike Pence to announce that the FDA issued an emergency approval for the antiviral drug remdesivir. Photograph: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images

Gilead Science Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir was granted emergency use authorisation by the US Food and Drug Administration for coronavirus on Frida(...)

US president Donald Trump: Scientists, doctors and industry have rejected as lethal his suggestion for the use of bleach. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Medical experts across the world unanimously rejected a suggestion by US president Donald Trump that bleach or disinfectant could be injected into hum(...)

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