Firemen pray before sanitizing a building in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday. Photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

More than 43.5 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 1.1 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Ho(...)

Pitkin County volunteer election official John Ortega (left), guides a voter as he drops his ballot after voting in person on the first day of early voting at the Aspen Jewish Community Center earlier this week. Photograph: Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times/AP

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in in(...)

Relatives mourn during the burial of 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento in August, who died suspectedly from the coronavirus, at Vila Formosa Cemetery, in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday with more than 58,000 infections reported as Brazil surpasses 150,000 corona(...)

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Twitter is rethinking how the labels it applies to misinformation look and work, its head of site integrity told Reuters in an interview, as the socia(...)

Professor John McGeehan, director of the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth. Photograph: University of Portsmouth/Stefan Ventur/PA Wire

A new cocktail of enzymes that speeds up the degradation of plastic offers a step forward in finding a new form of recycling that is faster, more affo(...)

A ski lift operating for summer tourists crosses another at Flimjoch mountain on September 9th, 2020 in Ischgl, Austria. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

An Austrian consumer protection group has filed four civil lawsuits against the country’s government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at (...)

A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nati(...)

Donald Trump and George Stephanopoulos at the televised  public event  in Philadelphia, during which  the president denied he downplayed the threat of Covid-19. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as he came under sustained questioning by members of the public about his(...)

With more mask-use, the number of additional Covid-19 deaths could be kept to under 400, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based at the University of Washington. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Ireland could suffer another 1,200 Covid-19 deaths by the end of the year if use of face masks remains at current levels, according to a forecast by U(...)

Although researchers cannot forecast how long these immune responses will last, many experts consider the data an indication that the body’s most studious cells are doing their job. Photograph: iStock

To the immune system, not all germs are equally memorable. But our body’s cells seem to be seriously studying up on the coronavirus. Scientists who h(...)

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