Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images.

Russia has become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a vaccine against Covid-19, with mass production and immunisation of key workers t(...)

Scientists are pushing on with larger real-world trials and chasing the disease around the world in an effort to show a ‘durable response’. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

Across the world, the spread of Covid-19 is accelerating. A rising curve is evident in large countries where there is poor leadership, ineffective imp(...)

Dominic Raab: curious choice of language. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/EPA

Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute said this week that, after a human trial of its potential coronavirus vaccine showed it to be safe, it hopes to test it on(...)