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French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday as he delivers an evening televised address to the nation, to announce new measures aimed curbing the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/ AFP via Getty Images

Europe is firmly in the grip of the second wave. Its rate of new infections has tripled in the past month, topping 200,000 a day. And so the Level 5 l(...)

 In French president Emmanuel Macron’s televised address to the nation, he said: ‘The virus is circulating in France at a speed that even the most pessimistic had not anticipated.’ Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/ AFP via Getty

Countries around Europe have enforced restrictive measures as a surge of Covid-19 cases led to widespread disruption around the continent, amid warnin(...)

 EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen says the exit strategies were partly too fast and measures were relaxed too soon. Photograph: Chema Moya/ EPA

A resurgence of coronavirus that is overwhelming hospitals and filling intensive care units across Europe is due to an over-hasty return to normality (...)

South Africa rugby captain Siya Kilosi is backing the #MaskingForAFriend campaign. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

An international coalition of hundreds of organisations, scientists and philanthropists has announced its intention to “ignite a global movement to he(...)

Health workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday – a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the f(...)

Ireland has one of the heaviest dependencies internationally on overseas staff in its health service, and recruits directly from developing countries in Asia and Africa. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland and other western countries which recruit health workers from the developing world should have to pay the cost of replacement staff in poor co(...)

Swiss special police officers atop the roof of the Davos Congress Hotel.   Photograph: Reuters/Ruben Sprich
Planet Business

In numbers: Welcome to Davos -6 Temperature in degrees Celsius in Davos, Switzerland, as the World Economic Forum (WEF) began on Wednesday, setting t(...)

A Liberian man looks at a mural in downtown Monrovia that forms part of an Ebola awareness campaign. The death toll in the worst Ebola epidemic on record has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by November 18th. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of th(...)