A sign reading ‘Face masks mandatory inside the pedestrian zone’ in Delmenhorst, northern Germany, a town which has become a recent Covid-19 hotspot. Photograph: Focke Strangmann/EPA.

Germany and Italy reported another record gain in coronavirus infections, as France and Spain became the first countries in Western Europe to pass one(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron at the European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph:  EPA/Yves Herman/EPA

Several countries in Europe reported record numbers of daily cases of coronavirus as the continent struggles to contain the virus spread. Germany’s d(...)

Castle Square in Stuttgart, southern Germany on Tuesday. From today face masks will be mandatory in the Stuttgart city centre. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images

European governments are adding new restrictions and calling on citizens to make sacrifices in a bid to contain a record increase in coronavirus cases(...)

A ski lift operating for summer tourists crosses another at Flimjoch mountain on September 9th, 2020 in Ischgl, Austria. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

An Austrian consumer protection group has filed four civil lawsuits against the country’s government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at (...)

A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nati(...)

Police stand guard in front of the Shrine of Remembrance during an anti-lockdown rally in Melbourne on Saturday as the city continues to enforce strict lockdown measure to battle a second wave of Covid-19 coronavirus infections. Photograph: William West/ AFP/Getty

Indonesia on Saturday reported 3,806 new coronavirus infections and 106 new deaths, data from the Health Ministry website showed. Saturday marked the(...)

 An Indian health worker shows collected samples for a Covid-19 detection tests in Bangalore, India today. Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

The global death toll from the coronavirus passed 900,000 as worldwide cases topped 27.7 million, according a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Th(...)

An Indian health worker prepares before taking swab samples from patients at a rapid antigen clinic in Guwahati, Assam, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

The number of coronavirus cases recorded in India has passed four million as the country closes in on Brazil’s total. Authorities recorded 86,432 cas(...)

 Indian health workers take swab samples of employees of Assam Legislative Assembly for coronavirus Covid-19 Rapid Antigen detection in Guwahati, Assam, India on Saturday. Photograph:  EPA/STR

More than 25 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 842,700 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins (...)

A nurse checks a woman’s temperature before a Covid-19 test at a military hospital in the town of El-Hamma, in Tunisia’s southwestern Gabes governorate on on Wednesday, as cases of novel coronavirus infections surge there. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 cases surpassed 24 million worldwide with India seeing a record spike and South Korea, Italy and France reporting the most new daily infectio(...)

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