People receiving vaccination at a drive-in Covid-19 vaccination station  in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh state, India. Photograph: Mohammed Idrees/EPA

Police have arrested at least 20 people in India’s federal capital New Delhi for criticising prime minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the second co(...)

Sikh devotees pay their respects at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday, as a new wave of coronavirus infections took hold in India. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP via Getty Images

India is experiencing a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, increasing pressure on New Delhi to accelerate its vaccine rollout and puzzling scientis(...)

Mike Ryan: ‘This is a wake-up call.  . . the planet is fragile’. File photograph: EPA

World Health Organisation experts have warned that even though the coronavirus pandemic has been very severe, it is “not necessarily the big one”, and(...)

‘It’s going to take four to five years until everyone gets the vaccine on this planet,’ says Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the Serum Institute of India. Photograph: iStock

The chief executive of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer has warned that not enough Covid-19 vaccines will be available for everyone in the wor(...)

Russia’s ‘Sputnik-V’ Covid-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published on Friday. File photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

More than 26.4 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and at least 868,963 people have died, ac(...)

A bottle and pills of hydroxychloroquine sit on a counter at a pharmacy in Provo, Utah. Photograph: George Frey/AFP via Getty Images

A study that said a malaria drug backed by President Donald Trump to treat and prevent coronavirus raised the risk of heart side effects and death has(...)

Quarantine officials on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in Japan. Photograph: David Abel/Facebook/PA Wire

China’s coronavirus outbreak poses a “very grave threat for the rest of the world” and should be viewed as “public enemy number one”, the head of the (...)