A team in protective gear carry out the burial of a coronavirus victim in Gulu, northern Uganda. Photograph: Sally Hayden

The funeral started like any other. Plastic chairs were spaced out under marquees. Steam rose as women cooked big vats of food on charcoal fires besid(...)

Tourists wear protective face masks as they fill in a form for the the novel coronavirus before embarking on a small cruise boat along the waterfront of the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on August 31st. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP

The European Commission has announced funding of €400 million towards a World Health Organisation (WHO) vaccine initiative as global authorities grapp(...)

Russian  soldiers wearing face masks in St Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India reported another record single-day jump of more (...)

US president Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia on Saturday. It is the first time the president has played golf since the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has visited one of his golf courses at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend as he urged states to reopen following (...)

An employee at the production line of Russia’s biotech company BIOCAD, which is developing its own vaccine against the new coronavirus and working on another one in cooperation with the country’s virus research centre in Strelna. Photograph: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images.

A top US scientist has said that people should not count on a Covid-19 vaccine being developed any time soon, as global infections were set to pass 5(...)

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(...)

Dr Ian Lindsay and Mary McCarron who are still stranded in Cusco, Peru after being unable to board a flight.

A retired Irish doctor still stranded in Peru because of the Covid-19 pandemic has said he and his family are caught in a “dire situation” after being(...)

Workers sort through personal protective equipment received from China at a warehouse in Valencia, Spain. Photograph: Juan Carlos Cardenas/AFP via Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has admitted some elements of the first batch of personal protection equipment (PPE) imported from China this week “are n(...)

A file image of Machu Picchu in Peru. Image: iStock.

While most Irish travellers stranded in Peru by the coronavirus pandemic arrived home on Monday, for a small number still stuck there the wait to get (...)

Scientist Doireann Loughlin- Waldron (front) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) and Minister for Health Simon Harris (R) when they visited the National Virus Refrence Laboratory in Dublin where testing for Covid-19 takes place. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths are increasing in Ireland and globally. In preparation for the expected surge in demand for care, the Gover(...)

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