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 5G conspiracy graffiti in London Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

There is a relatively new global ranking, where the UK is a world leader and Ireland comes in at number three. Unfortunately it’s the number of arson (...)

Seamus Gorman, chief executive of Irish company HiberGene Diagnostics: ‘The Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge to humanity in our lifetimes.’ Photograph: Julien Behal

Irish company HiberGene Diagnostics has secured European approval for a highly accurate, low-cost, rapid test for coronavirus. The test promises to de(...)

World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: ‘We will continue providing strategic leadership to co-ordinate the global response.’ Photograph: Christopher Black/WHO/AFP via Getty

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) vowed on Tuesday to continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after US presi(...)

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the opening of the World Health Assembly virtual meeting in Geneva. Photograph: Christopher Black/World Health Organization/AFP via Getty Images

The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received (...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

Chinese nurses take a selfie during a ceremony celebrating International Nurses Day at Tongji Hospital in Wuhan on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Wuhan has ordered officials to test its entire population of 11 million people after the central Chinese city, where the coronavirus pandemic began, r(...)

A woman searching for her young daughter and husband on top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, in  2008. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

When the Chinese Communist Party wants to massage a narrative into a shape of its liking it can go to startling lengths. We see it today and we saw it(...)

Bryan Adams: the singer had been due to start a three-night residency in London’s Royal Albert Hall this week. Photograph: Tristar Media/Getty

Bryan Adams has made an expletive-filled attack on Chinese people over coronavirus, in the week he was due to start a concert residency at the Royal (...)

Mary Mallon, known as ‘Typhoid Mary’ was the first person identified as a carrier of typhoid fever in the United States.

If you have been following the search for the origin of the pandemic coronavirus strain in the news you will know the various theories. Pangolins, bat(...)

A barber wearing a face mask as restrictions to contain the coronavirus outbreak were relaxed in Singapore on May 12th, 2020. Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus has infected more than 4.2 million people and killed more than 286,500, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Here are t(...)

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