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Mike Ryan is leading the World Health Organisation’s response to Covid-19. File photograph:AFP via Getty Images

People gathering to celebrate Christmas need to act as their own “risk calculators”, the Irish doctor who is leading the world’s response to the Covid(...)

Dr Mike Ryan said at a WHO briefing on Monday night that not everyone had the knowledge or interest in adhering to regulations.

Europe needs “serious acceleration” in the fight against Covid-19 as it has fallen “well behind this virus”, World Health Organisation (WHO) head of e(...)

Medical staff take a patient infected with Covid-19 for an evacuation by helicopter from the Netherlands to Germany. Photograph: Olaf Kraak/ANP/AFP via Getty

European countries are bracing for a grim winter as surging coronavirus infections strain hospital capacity and force leaders to impose tighter restri(...)

World Health Organisation executive director Mike Ryan: “If we could identify a higher proportion of cases and ask close contacts to quarantine with our support, we wouldn’t necessarily be having lockdowns.” Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini

There is “too much of the nanny state” about the way in which young people are scolded about their behaviour around Covid-19, Dr Mike Ryan has said. (...)

Castle Square in Stuttgart, southern Germany on Tuesday. From today face masks will be mandatory in the Stuttgart city centre. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images

European governments are adding new restrictions and calling on citizens to make sacrifices in a bid to contain a record increase in coronavirus cases(...)

World Health Organisation (WHO) health emergencies programme director Dr Mike Ryan. File photograph: AFP via Getty Images.

An estimated 750 million, or 10 per cent of the world’s population, have been infected by Covid-19, World Health Organisation (WHO) official Dr Mike R(...)

Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney had their news chops put to the test on Monday. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

It’s Monday on Freshers’ Week, and there’s a giddy atmosphere as the new arrivals from Galway get to know each other. Indeed, so pumped is Cormac Ó hE(...)

Dr Mike Ryan said lockdowns are ‘not a sustainable solution’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Divisions over how to fight Covid-19 risk causing an “existential breach in public trust” that will make it impossible to contain the pandemic, World (...)

People  outside a disco bar in Wuhan in September as life there returns to normal. We must not let stories invite us to circle the wagons and close off our hearts. Photograph: Getty Images

Humans are meaning-making creatures. We want to find a narrative – a story – to make sense of the coronavirus crisis that has engulfed the world. Ther(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘Lenders still have the discretion to extend payment breaks under their normal toolkit (for problem loans), but I think we’re now probably getting to the point where it’s starting to become more than a payment break.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gabriel Makhlouf, the Central Bank of Ireland’s governor of 12 months, has not been immune to time taking on a whole new meaning in the world of Covid(...)

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