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Mike Ryan: ‘This is a wake-up call.  . . the planet is fragile’. File photograph: EPA

World Health Organisation experts have warned that even though the coronavirus pandemic has been very severe, it is “not necessarily the big one”, and(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson visiting a  hospital in Reading, west  London.  He is weighing up whether to scrap his three-tiered local lockdown approach. Photograph:   Jeremy Selwyn/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street came under pressure on Thursday to introduce a more stringent national lockdown across England, as growing scientific evidence indicate(...)

Health officials collect a swab sample from a man to test for   Covid-19   at a testing centre  in Hyderabad, India. Photograph: Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images

A major research effort is under way to understand whether coronavirus can spread through tiny airborne particles that are released by infected people(...)

 The WHO said the Zika virus, carried by mosquitoes, remains a highly significant problem, but it is not any more a public heath emergency of international concern. File photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that the Zika virus and related neurological complications no longer constitute an internationa(...)