Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters in Brasília  on Sunday. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic. The health ministry mandated that cruises be ca(...)

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 man wearing a protective mask with a Brazilian flag carries supplies to boats at Manaus port on May 19th, 2020. Photograph: Andre Coelho/Getty Images.

Brazil’s daily death toll from the new coronavirus jumped to a record 1,179 on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump said he is considering a travel ba(...)