Texas Governor Abbott Makes Face Masks Compulsory

Jul.02 — Texas Governor Greg Abbott orders residents to wear face coverings in public amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. The order applies to all counties with 20 or more virus cases, Abbott says. The state reported its second-worst day of the pandemic with almost 8,000 new cases and a surge in hospital admissions. Abbott speaks in a video statement. (Excerpt)

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

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