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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(...)

Russian ambassador to Ireland, Yury Filatov, said it would be ‘mortally and absolutely unacceptable’ to under-count Covid-19 deaths. File image: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Russia’s ambassador to Ireland has defended the accuracy of the country’s low Covid-19 death rate saying there has been no attempt to manipulate it do(...)

Executive director of WHO’s health emergencies programme Michael Ryan: ‘We need also to be cognisant of the fact that the disease can jump up at any time.’ Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbr(...)

SpaceX founder Elon Musk:   suggested the lockdown was “fascist”. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski

The award for the stupidest slogan of our unwanted coronavirus era has to be: “The cure can’t be worse than the disease.”  Touted by some busine(...)

World Health Organisation director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing on January 28th. Photograph: Naohiko Hatta/Getty Images

The Covid-19 pandemic is turning the World Health Organisation (WHO) into a battleground for superpower rivalry between Beijing and Washington. Though(...)

Caroline Boyle, owner of Salamanca Restaurant, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

“This is the strangest maternity leave ever,” says Caroline Boyle, owner of Salamanca, a tapas restaurant in the heart of Dublin city centre, within s(...)

Fighting coronavirus: Scientists don’t know yet how long  immunity to Covid-19 will last in those who do develop sufficient antibodies. Illustration: iStock

Who is immune to Covid-19 is the question on everyone’s lips as Ireland – along with many other countries – begins to plan its exit from full lockdown(...)

World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme Director Michael Ryan Photograph: AFP via Getty Images)

There is no evidence that blood tests to detect Covid-19 antibodies can show whether a person has immunity or is no longer at risk of becoming re-infe(...)

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