Passengers wearing protective suits line up for their flight to China at Manila’s International Airport, Philippines, on Monday. Photograph AP

China reported more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for the sixth consecutive day, with rising infections in the northeast fuelling concerns of another na(...)

A cook wearing a face mask works at a restaurant at a food court in Wuhan. The spike in new cases comes as a World Health Organisation team of experts investigating the origins of the pandemic is set to arrive on Thursday in Wuhan. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

China posted its biggest daily jump in Covid-19 cases in more than five months on Wednesday, stepping up containment measures that have seen four citi(...)

Sanna Elkadiri, employee of Het Wereldhuis nursing home, receives the first Pfizer vaccine in Veghel. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

The Netherlands has begun its Covid-19 vaccination programme, nearly two weeks after many European Union nations. Sanna Elkadiri, a nurse at a care h(...)

A sign warns motorists of turkeys crossing Highway 86 near The Good Samaritan Society care center. The first person in the United States known to be infected with a new Covid-19 variant was a Colorado National Guardsman who had been sent to help out at the nursing home struggling with an outbreak. Photograph: David Zalubowski/AP Photo

The first reported US case of the Covid-19 variant that has been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Governor Jared Polis anno(...)

A Chinese student receiving a Covid-19 vaccine made by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech and in Phase 3 clinical trials, at a local medical centre in Jinhua, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. Photograph: AFP/Wu Yilu

Ethan Zhang needed to get back to work. Work was in Ivory Coast, however, and since January the global coronavirus outbreak had stranded the 26-year-o(...)

Visitors from France enjoying their visit to Temple Bar in Dublin on March 7th, 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is little in the 161-year history of this newspaper that has been afforded the all-consuming coverage which the pandemic has had since the begin(...)

US president Donald Trump and vicepresident Mike Pence. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty

For the first time, US president Donald Trump cut off his daily coronavirus task force briefing on Friday without taking any questions from reporters.(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, his deputy   Dr Ronan Glynn (right) and chief clinical officer  Dr Colm Henry (second left) and Dr Cillian De Gascun (left) at a Covid-19 press conference at the Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

How is Ireland doing in the fight to slow the spread of Covid-19? After more than two weeks of lockdown with wide ranging restrictions limiting comme(...)

A man wearing a protective face mask stands next to a globe at the riverside park along the Yangtze River, in Wuhan, China. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in New York state since the pandemic began, governor Andrew Cuomo has said. Mr Cuomo said there ha(...)

People wearing face masks ride on a street in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

China reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday for the first time since it started publishing daily figures in January, a milestone that offers(...)

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