People stand in a queue to receive a shot of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Bangalore, India. Most experts believe India’s official toll of more than 414,000 dead is a vast undercount. Photograph: Jagadeesh NV/EPA

India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official Covid-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human trage(...)

Workers  wait to receive a Covid-19 vaccine dose at a PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper plant in Tangerang, Indonesia, on  May 19th. Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Asian countries that led the way in controlling Covid-19 last year have become laggards in the battle against the virus as their efforts to vaccinate (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin in Brussels: ‘Connectivity is important for Ireland, so we have to weigh all of this up as we make decisions on Friday.’ Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool/AP

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said it is “full steam ahead” with the European digital green pass, which is expected to open up travel throughout the b(...)

Air India’s data processor, SITA PSS (Passenger Service System), had in recent months informed the airline about a cyber attack it faced in February. File photograph: Reuters

Personal data of about 4.5 million passengers of Air India was leaked in a cyber attack on the airline’s data processor but the compromised servers we(...)

Malawi will still have adequate stocks of Covid-19 vaccines in both public and private health facilities, says health secretary Charles Mwansambo. File photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty

Malawi has burned nearly 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine because they had expired. The government incinerated 19,610 doses of the va(...)

A healthcare worker assists a patient with Covid-19 at a hospital in Delhi, India. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

India is airlifting in emergency medical supplies as countries around the world offer to help it battle a catastrophic second wave of Covid-19 infecti(...)

Health workers attend to a suspected Covid-19  patient in Kolkata,  India on Saturday. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive (...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson: “The Oxford jab is safe and the Pfizer jab is safe – the thing that isn’t safe is catching Covid.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/PA

Boris Johnson has sought to reassure the British public about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the security of supplies following a delay in (...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock: he has been battling with former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings over who should take credit for  the UK’s vaccine rollout. Photograph: Getty Images

Despite the news that people under-50 who were due to receive their first vaccine dose next month will have to wait until May, Britain remains on cour(...)

Wall Street stocks were mostly higher in early trading on Wednesday, shrugging off US president Donald Trump’s sharp criticism of the stimulus package as the US reached agreement to boost its coronavirus vaccine supply. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

European shares logged yet another day of strong gains on Wednesday, making up almost all of the losses at the start of the week, cheered by suggestio(...)

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