Coronavirus Ireland Live Updates: Businesses warned not to reopen unless ‘allowed to do so’ under roadmap

Follow the latest coronavirus news in Ireland and across the world on the Independent.ie live blog. 17:00 21/05/2020 WHO warns against use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 A World Health Organisation official has warned against the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, following President Donald Trump’s claim on May 19 that he […]

Why China and India shouldn’t let coronavirus justify walking back climate action

While virus lockdowns have provided temporary blue skies from Delhi to Beijing, and beyond, as China and India prepare to resuscitate their economies experts warn doing so without environmental regard could wind back their previous good work on climate. Now climate experts are demanding countries use this recovery period to enact policies that reduce emissions […]

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to unveil lockdown easing ‘route map’

Image copyright Getty Images Scotland’s first minister is to unveil details of a four-phase “route map” towards easing the country’s lockdown restrictions. Nicola Sturgeon said earlier this week that she hoped the first phase of the process would begin on 28 May. Progress will be assessed every three weeks, with further phases introduced if it […]