A woman holds a placard reading ‘Vaccine saves lives’ as demonstrators protest against the government in Brazil, which is leading the daily average number of new Covid-related deaths reported worldwide, according to Reuters. Photograph: Joedson Alves/EVA

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of Covid-19 infections(...)

Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team investigating the origins of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Hector Retamal/ AFP via Getty

World Health Organisation (WHO) experts have visited an animal disease centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan as part of their investigation into the ori(...)

World Health Organisation emergencies chief Dr Mike Ryan: ‘New variant strains . . . have not been the driver of new transmission.’ Photograph: EPA

A record surge in Covid-19 cases in Ireland was due to increased social mixing over the Christmas period and is not caused by a new variant from Brita(...)

People in face masks on Garibaldi street, Turin, northern Italy. Photograph: Tino Romano/EPA.

London and Paris are facing more curbs on public life from Saturday and Belgium will close bars and restaurants for a month in Europe’s escalating eff(...)

A swab sample during testing for possible Covid-19 infection. File photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

A 33-year-old man was infected a second time with the coronavirus more than four months after his first bout in the first documented case of so-calle(...)

Dr Camilla Rothe and her team prepare for a shift at Munich University Hospital earlier this month. Photograph: Laetitia Vancon/New York Times

Dr Camilla Rothe was about to leave for dinner when the government laboratory called with the surprising test result. Positive. It was January 27th. S(...)

World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme Director Michael Ryan Photograph: AFP via Getty Images)

There is no evidence that blood tests to detect Covid-19 antibodies can show whether a person has immunity or is no longer at risk of becoming re-infe(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)