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Cars waiting at a Covid-19 testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Centre  on  Sunday. Florida  reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic on Sunday. Photograph: Lynne Sladky/AP

The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organi(...)

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press conference in Geneva. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/POOL/AFP via Getty

The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organi(...)

World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: ‘We will continue providing strategic leadership to co-ordinate the global response.’ Photograph: Christopher Black/WHO/AFP via Getty

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) vowed on Tuesday to continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after US presi(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, pictured on Thursday evening at the daily press conference on coronavirus. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The number of people who have now died from coronavirus in Ireland has almost reached the 100 mark. At a briefing the National Public Health Emergenc(...)

The appointment of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as WHO “goodwill ambassador” has been widely criticised. Photograph: Reuters

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been removed as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador after his appointment was greeted with outrage (...)

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa today. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by the International Criminal Court where Kenya’s leaders are in the dock, ministers(...)