Coronavirus pandemic

Rival rallies held in Brazil’s largest cities as President Bolsonaro faces criticism over handling of the pandemic. Thousands of people defied a coronavirus lockdown in Brazil to demonstrate against...

Nation of five million people reports no new cases in 17 days and no active case for first time since late February. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced New Zealand will lift its coronavirus lockdown...

Government takes down website showing daily, weekly and monthly figures as critics claim the true toll is being hidden. Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus...

New report says pandemic could swell number of those living on less than $1.90 a day worldwide to more than 1 billion. A vaccine against COVID-19 developed by US biotech firm Moderna will enter the third...

Dozens from the Siekopai nation along Ecuador-Peru border flee to the Amazon for shelter. Members of one of Ecuador’s Indigenous communities have fled into the Amazon rainforest, fearing the community...

At least nine migrants have died in recent days, exposing the suffering of migrant workers due to coronavirus lockdown. A viral video clip shared on social media showing a toddler trying to wake his dead...

Russian president claims pandemic past its peak as he orders postponed World War II parade to be held next month. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said the country has passed the peak of coronavirus...

Accident in Uttar Pradesh latest to highlight extreme risks faced by poor under measures to stop coronavirus spread. At least 23 migrant workers travelling in a truck on their way home have been killed...

US scientists, public health officials warn of cyber-theft, while Brazil confirms a daily record of 11,385 new cases. China-linked hackers are breaking into organisations in the United States carrying...

Over 275,000 have died worldwide while more than 1.3 million have recovered as countries weigh easing of lockdown rules. Japan has approved the antiviral drug remdesivir for coronavirus treatment in...

Opposition Congress party offers to pay migrants’ fare after government decision to make workers pay causes backlash. The Indian government has been criticised for charging stranded migrants, travelling...

As restrictions lifted, social distancing measures enforced as masks preferred as way to try and limit more outbreaks. Italy is leading Europe in easing lockdown measures aimed at containing the spread...

Quarantine Diaries aims to uplift Spanish people, but producer insists show will not make fun of dark reality. Madrid, Spain – As people in Spain entered a fourth week of confinement, light relief...

Hundreds of Muslims who took refuge in relief camp following February violence vacated after lockdown was imposed. New Delhi, India – The three newly installed lights fail to illuminate Jameela...

Germany became latest European country to make wearing face masks mandatory on public transport and in supermarkets. In an attempt to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus, an increasing number...

What you should know about fasting, prayer, charity, health and Eid amid global lockdowns and mosque closures. Muslims around the world will observe the holy month of Ramadan under lockdown and tight...