A world confined: FRANCE 24 reports from Senegal to Japan

In the third edition of our new show “A World Confined” on the Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you five reports from our correspondents around the globe.

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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

  • Surf lifesaving drones keeping Sydney beaches COVIDsafe | 7NEWS
  • Beijing conducts antibody tests for inbound overseas travelers
  • More than 150 U.S. National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive
  • Serbia starts mass inoculation drive with Chinese vaccines
  • The trillion dollar man: Biden’s plan to revive the economy | Counting the Cost
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Covid-19: A turning point for the US?
  • Baghdad suicide bombings highlight IS group’s enduring threat
  • Lloyd Austin wins Senate backing, becomes first Black Pentagon chief
  • Belgium bans non-essential travel to curb spread of Covid-19 variants
  • France’s Truth Commission to address colonial rule over Algeria
  • Biden first days as US president, Navalny’s arrest, Europe Covid, Michelin goes vegan
  • In This Story: Japan

    Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.

    Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

    Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

    4 Recent Items: Japan

  • International Olympics Committee, Japan government says 2021 Games to go ahead as planned
  • Japan denies Tokyo Olympic Games will be cancelled
  • LIVE: NASA Previews Upcoming Spacewalks on the ISS in Houston
  • Japan says Olympic Games to go ahead as planned from July 23 despite Covid-19 state of emergency
  • In This Story: Senegal

    Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

    Like other post-colonial African states, the country includes a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people, and the Wolof and French languages acting as lingua francas.

    2 Recent Items: Senegal

  • Inside one of Senegal’s worst-hit COVID-19 wards
  • Climate change gives Senegal’s herders a good year
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