A healthcare worker treating a homeless man in a hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. Germany and Switzerland has agreed to take Czech Covid patients. Photograph: EPA/Martin Divisek

Hungary is shutting primary schools and most shops to tame a “very strong” third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the Czech Republic(...)

Chaplain Kevin Deegan prays with Covid-19 patient Esperanza Salazar, as she speaks with family members remotely, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Centre in the Mission Hills neighbourhood  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

The US has now passed the once-unthinkable tally of 500,000 people dead from Covid-19 – almost matching the number of Americans killed in the second W(...)

Palestinian workers display boxes of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines received from Israel, as a first shipment arrives on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing, south of Rafah, Gaza, this week.  Photograph: Ahmad Salem/Bloomberg

More than 110.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns H(...)

Workers in protective suits disinfect against the spread of  Covid-19 at the Polish parliament headquarters in Warsaw. Photograph: Mateusz Marek/EPA

The Czech Republic has decided to reverse its relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, as countries across central and eastern Europe that have been h(...)