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A team of 217 Cuban health professionals arrive in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 27th, to help in the fight against coronavirus. Photograph: Dino Lloyd/Gallo Images via Getty Images

The mayor of one of Italy’s biggest cities was effusive in her praise for the Cuban medics who spent three months in the country helping fight coronav(...)

Healthcare professionals in Luanda, Angola, doing Covid-19 blood tests in a high-population area. Photograph: Ampe Rogerio/EPA

More than 3,000 healthcare workers are known to have died from Covid-19 around the world but in many cases they face reprisals if they speak out again(...)

Pedestrians in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction(...)

US president Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia on Saturday. It is the first time the president has played golf since the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has visited one of his golf courses at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend as he urged states to reopen following (...)

Just as the coronavirus ravages the world in the absence of a vaccine, so the banana disease fusarium wilt is marching inexorably around the globe, leaving a trail of scorched plantations in its wake

In the banana plantations of the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, workers are being issued with protective clothing and disinfectant is provided for thei(...)

Venezuelan children in a refuge in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Paul Musiol

When Barreto Yasmerys arrived in Peru last year she planned to earn some money before sending for her teenage daughter in Venezuela. The 39-year-old f(...)

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, has dismissed the pandemic as a “fantasy” driven by “a little flu”. Photograph:  Eraldo Peres/AP

As the pandemic hit hard early this month it overwhelmed Ecuador’s business capital, Guayaquil, now the epicentre of coronavirus in Latin America. It (...)

Relatives of a person who died from  new coronaviruscarry the wrapped coffin in a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Friday. Photograph: José Sánchez Lindao/AFP via Getty Images

The mayor of the Latin American city hardest hit by the coronavirus has urged regional governments to take drastic steps to slow its spread and avoid (...)

A screenshot of NUIG’s online graduation which took place on Monday morning. Photograph: NUIG on Facebok live

The graduation of 190 medical students from NUIG has been fast-tracked to ensure more doctors are available to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. NU(...)

Funeral home workers wearing protective gear wait beside a coffin in a truck outside  Teodoro Maldonado Carbo hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador,   the centre of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Vicente Gaibor del Pino/Reuters

Ecuador’s government has begun storing the bodies of victims of coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guay(...)

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