India evacuates millions ahead of super cyclone

India has begun evacuating millions of people along its eastern coast ahead of a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to make landfall on Wednesday and hit West Bengal and Orissa (Odisha) states. More than

What’s going wrong in Sweden’s care homes?

More than half of elderly Covid-19 victims in Sweden have died in care homes. Some healthcare workers believe an institutional reluctance to admit patients to hospital is costing lives. Lili Perspolisi’s father, Reza Sedghi, was not seen by a doctor

Spain aims to reopen borders in June as deaths fall again

MADRID/VALENCIA (Reuters) – Tourism-dependent Spain aims to reopen its borders around the end of June as its coronavirus lockdown fully unwinds, a minister said on Monday, while deaths fell below 100 for the second day in a row. Madrid last

WHO chief vows independent review of global pandemic response

Speaking at the World Health Assembly, held virtually, China also backs a ‘comprehensive review’ of the pandemic. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon

Brazil: Bolsonaro snubs health advice, snaps photos with children

Bolsonaro’s latest flouting of social-distancing guidelines comes after he lost two health ministers in a month. Wearing a face mask, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro posed for photographs with children plucked out of a crowd of supporters on Sunday, disregarding public