A healthcare worker wearing conducts a Covid-19 swab test, Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Pregnant women in hospital with coronavirus are less likely to show symptoms and may have a greater risk risk of being admitted to an intensive care u(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro  on a visit to the city of Sao Raimundo Nonato, in the state of Piaui. Photograph: EPA/ Alan Santos

Brazil’s vice-president has defended the response of the country’s leader, Jair Bolsonaro, to the coronavirus pandemic as the Latin American nation ap(...)

Pedestrians pass a closed and shuttered souvenir shop on Oxford Street in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

With the London Stock Exchange on one side and Goldman Sachs on the other, Paternoster Square is at the heart of the financial services industry in th(...)

Boris Johnson: will not seek an extension to the transition period but he does want a deal with the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At the end of its second week back from recess, when Jacob Rees-Mogg put a stop to remote voting and promised a return to business as usual, the Palac(...)

Prof Neil Ferguson. Photograph: Parliament TV/PA Wire

The UK could have saved half the lives lost to coronavirus if it introduced lockdown a week earlier, one of Boris Johnson’s top scientific advisers ha(...)

Boris Johnson: whether Britain’s death toll is the second, third or fourth-highest in the world, the government’s performance during the crisis has compared unfavourably with that of most of its European neighbours.  Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

When Boris Johnson addressed the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers by Zoom on Friday, the MPs unmuted their microphones so they could bang t(...)

Under Boris Johnson, the UK is now playing a desperate game of catch-up made worse by the depletion of emergency stocks by an austerity-fixated government and which was redeploying resources to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: 10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

The ad for a popular headache tablet was couched in reassuringly authoritative, but facile science – an actor in a white lab coat pointed to three hal(...)

The normally bustling  Dame Lane in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to significant economic costs. Attributing these costs to the shutdown is the wrong way of thinking about it - the(...)

Boris Johnson earlier this week. The PM delayed introducing containment measures in the UK, while trumpeting a controversial ‘herd immunity’ strategy. Photograph: PA Video/PA Wire

The UK government’s 360-degree turn on coronavirus was metaphorically completed yesterday when prime minister Boris Johnson, his health minster, Matt (...)

Social distancing needs to be in force for at least two-thirds of the time until a vaccine becomes available. That’s 18 months away. Photograph: Marco Cantile/LightRocket

We’ve spent much of the past decade creating a world in which it was possible to retreat into total isolation behind a screen. Now that world is here,(...)

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