Coronavirus: Middle East Impact

May.22 — The coronavirus has crippled businesses and markets the world over. The Middle East is no different, with nations going into lockdown, companies grinding to a halt, and fear gripping populations. Just as COVID-19 truly became a global problem, another serious curve ball rocked the region: a collapse in oil prices. Now, business leaders and government officials are trying to work out how the region can claw its way back from the double blow.

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

  • Delta Variant Spreads Rapidly Across U.S. Putting ‘Strain’ On Hospitals
  • Wild storms cause chaos across South Australia | 9 News Australia
  • Queensland records three locally acquired COVID-19 cases linked to flight attendant | ABC News
  • Premier says NSW going through ‘scariest period’ of pandemic as 11 new cases recorded | ABC News
  • A doctor recalls fight against COVID-19 in Wuhan
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • Gladys Berejiklian resists a full lockdown for NSW | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • Melbourne takes another step out of lockdown as debate grows around masks in the office | 7NEWS
  • Sydney’s new COVID-19 restrictions hit business activity | 7NEWS
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