Former world officials call on US to ease Iran sanctions to fight Covid-19

Group of former diplomats and ministers says shifting rules on medical trade could save hundreds of thousands of livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus latest: at a glanceA group of 24 senior diplomats and defence …

Bangladesh sends food aid to sex workers as industry goes into lockdown

Up to 100,000 women could be left unable to support families as brothels are closed amid fears of Covid-19 outbreakThe government of Bangladesh has started sending emergency food and aid to the tens of thousands of women working in the country’s commer…

Coronavirus live news: Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row as Germany sees further case drop

Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’; UK PM Boris Johnson in hospital; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positiveLatest developments: at a glanceEurope’s numbers offer hope as US nears peak momentUS coronavirus – latestUK coro…

Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity chief

Warning comes as destruction of nature increasingly seen as key driver of zoonotic diseases See all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus latest: at a glanceThe United Nations’ biodiversity chief has called for a global ban on wildlife markets – such as …

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