Coronavirus Threatens to Disrupt Global Food Supplies, Cause Starvation

Apr.22 — A worldwide shortage of food may be on the horizon because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Globally, the UN warns 130 million could face starvation by the end of the year.

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

  • Coronavirus: New Zealand’s largest city goes back into lockdown
  • Brazil Covid ‘variant of concern’ discovered in UK | ITV News
  • Unlinked coronavirus case prompts NZ to announce a week-long lockdown for Auckland | ABC News
  • Mexico’s president to ask U.S. to share vaccines
  • Brazilian Covid strain found in UK raising fears over vaccine protection – BBC News
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