Business groups brand UK’s quarantine plan for arrivals ‘isolationist’ | UK news

Business groups have accused the government of pursuing an “isolationist” policy after the home secretary, Priti…

‘Exploitative conditions’: Germany to reform meat industry after spate of Covid-19 cases | Environment

The German government has announced a series of reforms of the meat industry, including a ban…

Coronavirus will reshape our cities – we just don’t know how yet | World news

Few residents of the world’s great metropolises would have thought much about plagues before this year.…

Why Sweden is unlikely to make a U-turn on its controversial Covid-19 strategy | Tae Hoon Kim | Opinion

Sweden has received considerable media scrutiny in recent days. According to figures published on Tuesday, it…

Children half as likely to get coronavirus than adults, data shows | Science

Children are about half as likely to become infected with coronavirus than adults, according to scientists…

Manila lockdown diary: ‘I went into labour but had to walk to the clinic to give birth’ | Global development

Millions of people in the Philippine capital, Manila, have spent more than two months under lockdown.…

‘Planes spray the city at night’: Covid-19 conspiracy theories in Mexico’s motor town | Global development

In San Luis Potosí, a city in central Mexico, some people believe the coronavirus is an…

Covid-19 track and trace: what can UK learn from countries that got it right? | World news

Boris Johnson’s insistence that the UK will be able to roll out a “world-beating” coronavirus test,…

Coronavirus live news: Trump pushes to open churches as Brazil death toll passes 20,000 | World news

7.08pm EDT 19:08 Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s ongoing live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.…

Just 7.3% of Stockholm had Covid-19 antibodies by end of April, study shows | World news

Just 7.3% of Stockholm’s inhabitants had developed Covid-19 antibodies by the end of April, according to…

The future of flying: EU air safety body issues coronavirus guidelines | World news

Air travellers will have to wear face masks throughout all stages of their journey, could be…

Unusually active hurricane season could threaten US effort to fight Covid-19 | World news

As the US continues to be pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic, a fresh looming threat is…

Suriname election: can pandemic help outlaw leader get away with murder? | World news

With the economy in tatters, corruption scandals piling up – and a recent mass murder conviction…

‘If I don’t have sex I’ll die of hunger’: Covid-19 crisis for Rio’s trans sex workers | Global development

Social distancing is keeping people off the streets of central Rio de Janeiro. And that has…

US demands removal of sexual health reference in UN’s Covid-19 response | Global development

Civil society groups have condemned calls by the Trump administration to remove references to sexual and…

Coronavirus live news: global cases near 5m as EU health chief warns of second wave | World news

8.07pm EDT 20:07 Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and…

‘Bring our boys back home’: rugby team from Tonga trapped in New Zealand due to Covid-19 | World news

For the past six weeks, the days have followed a particular pattern for the players and…

Trump considers an in-person G7 meeting despite coronavirus pandemic | World news

Donald Trump has said he may seek to revive a face-to-face meeting of Group of Seven…

Wuhan bans the eating of wild animals after coronavirus outbreak – World News

Authorities in Wuhan have banned residents from eating all wild animals following the coronavirus outbreak. The…

Global report: largest daily rise in Covid-19 cases prompts WHO warning | World news

“> The Spanish government said masks should be worn from Thursday in enclosed areas and outside…

Oxfam to close in 18 countries and cut 1,500 staff amid coronavirus pressures | Global development

Oxfam International is to lay off almost 1,500 staff and close operations in 18 countries –…

Hospitals in Latin America buckling under coronavirus strain | World news

“> On Wednesday, Brazil’s hardest hit state, São Paulo, said it expected its overstretched health system…

Peru’s coronavirus response was ‘right on time’ – so why isn’t it working? | Global development

Peru seemed to be doing everything right. Its president, Martín Vizcarra, announced one of the earliest…

EU coronavirus response chief: ‘Europe should brace itself for second wave’ | World news

The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant…

Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily deaths as World Bank warns 60m to fall into extreme poverty | World news

7.52pm EDT 19:52 In case you missed it: beyond the hot spots of Brazil and Mexico,…

Global report: Covid-19 grips world despite lockdown easing in Europe | World news

“> Two of Bolsanaro’s health ministers have resigned in a month after falling out with the…

Mexico: coronavirus puts sudden stop to search for thousands missing | World news

For nearly five full years, Virginia Peña Zamudio has been searching: trawling prisons, markets and forensic…

MPs hear why Hong Kong had no Covid-19 care home deaths | World news

Hong Kong has recorded zero deaths in care homes from Covid-19 by employing strict infection control…

Nicaragua’s ‘express burials’ raise fears Ortega is hiding true scale of pandemic | World news

Shortly after midnight, five ambulances pull up at the German Nicaraguan hospital in Managua – lights…

China puts city of Shulan under Wuhan-style lockdown after fresh Covid-19 cases | World news

Chinese authorities have sealed off the north-eastern city of Shulan, home to about 700,000 people, after…