China approves Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for general use

Rollout to begin ‘soon’ but about a million have already received injection under emergency approvalsSee all our coronavirus coverageChina’s health authorities have approved a Covid vaccine from state-owned Sinopharm for general use on the population, …


How Covid has plunged Asia’s captive elephants into fresh crisis

Stripped of tourism money, keepers in India and Thailand are struggling to keep their elephants alive Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt has been a tough year for many, and for the elephants at Elefanjoy sanctuary in Jaipur,…


Muslim Council of Britain challenges forced Covid cremations in Sri Lanka

Country insists all people who die of virus are cremated even if it violates religious beliefsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Muslim Council of Britain is launching a legal challenge to the Sri Lankan government’s policy…