A gym in Singapore on July 13th. The city-state plans to gradually ease pandemic restrictions, focusing on severe illness instead of the number of infections. Photograph: Ore Huiying/New York Times

England has removed nearly all coronavirus restrictions. Germany is allowing vaccinated people to travel without quarantines. Outdoor mask mandates ar(...)

The Quantum of the Seas cruise ship is docked at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre on Wednesday. Photograph: AP

A suspected Covid-19 case aboard a “cruise-to-nowhere” from Singapore which forced the ship to return to dock and nearly 1,700 guests to isolate was a(...)

A Chinese student receiving a Covid-19 vaccine made by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech and in Phase 3 clinical trials, at a local medical centre in Jinhua, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. Photograph: AFP/Wu Yilu

Ethan Zhang needed to get back to work. Work was in Ivory Coast, however, and since January the global coronavirus outbreak had stranded the 26-year-o(...)

In the period from August 1st to August 26th, there were 2,300 confirmed cases of the disease in the State, but just 13 deaths. Photograph: The Irish Times

The recent rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Ireland has alarmed a public weary after almost six months of restrictions. But there has also b(...)

A musical performance in the National Gallery of Singapore.  Performances previously scheduled for the finale were changed to live streaming instead as part of preventive measures against COVID-19 coronavirus cases. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Singaporean lawyer Iman Ibrahim was enjoying her snowboarding holiday in Italy, Switzerland and Austria this month when the coronavirus outbreak in Eu(...)

South Korean soldiers from the Armed Force CBR Defense Command wearing protective gear enter a building for disinfection work at a closed apartment complex after 46 residents were confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap / AFP / South Korea OUT  via Getty Images

From Singapore to South Korea, countries across Asia have been mobilising for weeks in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Some have (...)

Moderate coffee drinking – three to five cups a day – has proven health benefits. Photograph: iStock

We’ve come a long way as coffee drinkers, with our oat milk lattes, cold brews and Frappuccinos. Some of us are still very utilitarian about the drink(...)

 Iraqi demonstrators wearing protective gear rest amid clashes with security forces in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters have burnt down an Iranian consulate in southern Iraq in the latest evidence of popular anger over Tehran’s alleged interference in Iraqi l(...)

Helen Brophy, director of executive development at the UCD Smurfit business school: “We looked at our results this year in relation to last year and we actually improved across all categories.”

UCD Smurfit Executive Development has retained its position of 48th in the world for its open enrolment programmes in the latest Financial Times Execu(...)

 Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the region wanted to see China take a responsible leadership role or risk becoming isolated. Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Grappling with the North Korean nuclear crisis and second-guessing Washington’s plans for the Asia-Pacific are liable to dominate the region’s premier(...)

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