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Ireland may need to consider reopening pubs on a county by county basis depending on local coronavirus threat levels, Mike Ryan, executive director with the World Health Organisation has suggested.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland may need to consider reopening pubs on a county by county basis depending on local coronavirus threat levels, Mike Ryan, executive director wi(...)

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(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe was chosen as the candidate who could bridge divides. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The appointment of Paschal Donohoe by his fellow euro-zone finance ministers to lead their powerful Eurogroup for the next 2½ years puts Ireland at th(...)

The World Health Organisation said the decision did not affect other studies where those drugs are used for non-hospitalised patients.  File photograph: PA Wire

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV d(...)

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organisation: ‘We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives.’ Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

Tracing contacts of people with coronavirus infections is the most important step in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, and countries that are failing to(...)

Emer Cooke moves to the EMA from a role as director of the WHO’s regulation and prequalification department, which she held since 2016

Emer Cooke has been named executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), becoming the first woman to lead the powerful regulatory body. Th(...)

A Covid-19 patient is treated at the Oceanico hospital in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP

More than 9.1 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 472,680 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins(...)

A health worker wearing a protective suit takes a swab test on a woman in Beijing. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

It took just eight days for New Zealand to lose its Covid-free status when two women who had been given permission to leave quarantine early after arr(...)

Contagion featured many of the pandemic phenomena that have become too familiar to us now.

Nearly a decade ago Scott Z Burns wrote the Steven Soderbergh-directed movie Contagion, a star-filled film about a worldwide pandemic. It was meticulo(...)

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