Australia Signs Deal for Potential Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine

Aug.18 — Australia’s government has signed a deal with AstraZeneca Plc to receive the potential Oxford University coronavirus vaccine should it prove to be a successful one. Prime Minister Scott Morrison promises to distribute it free to all Australians. Bloomberg’s Jackie Edwards reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Brazilian Carnival: Covid-19 Could Cancel One of the World’s Biggest Parties
  • Coronavirus: Singapore Rolls Out TraceTogether Token For Contact-Tracing
  • Indonesian gravediggers struggle to keep up as cemetery fills up in coronavirus-hit Jakarta
  • Coronavirus: Hong Kong Schools to Reopen As 3rd Wave Stabilizes
  • New wearable device helps workers maintain social distance in UK
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