Taoiseach Micheál Martin announcing further restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 last week. Photograph: Julien Behal

Ireland has the highest Covid-19 infection rate in the world after more than 45,700 cases were recorded in the State last week. The disease spread fa(...)

A Pfizer facility for storing its Covid-19 vaccine in Belgium. Photograph: Pfizer/AP

The last Democrat in the Oval Office was no friend of Pfizer. Barack Obama’s move in the twilight days of his administration in 2016 to clamp down on (...)

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(...)

Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman and has now been cast as Cleopatra,  attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2018. Photogaph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

What did Patty Jenkins think would happen when news emerged that she was to direct Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in a big-budget epic for Paramount? How did (...)

Parents wait as students wearing masks and face shields leave after attending classes during the first day of reopening of public high schools following closure due to the  coronavirus in Yangon on Tuesday. Photograph: Sai Aung Main/AFP

More than 14.9 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 617,250 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkin(...)

Walt Disney World Florida reopens amid a surge in coronavirus cases on Saturday, July 11th. Photograph: John Raoux/AP.

US coronavirus cases rose 2.3 per cent on Saturday with a record 71,389 new infections, exceeding the 1.9 per cent average daily increase of the previ(...)

A teacher measures the temperature of a pupil before school starts in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Christiaan Kotze / AFP via Getty

Africa topped 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, less than three weeks after the continent passed the 100,000 mark, on May 22nd. South(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan / Collins

The Republic currently has the 22nd highest number of deaths from coronavirus in the world and a higher per capita death ratio and case fatality ratio(...)

 World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: ‘This is a devil that everybody should fight.’ File photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned that “without national unity... the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, revivi(...)

A young girl and her grandfather play at a park in Taipei on April 6th, 2020. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at John Hopkins University predicted that Taiwan would be one of the countries most affected b(...)

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