ABC News Live Update: Putin says Russia has COVID-19 vaccine

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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

  • Fauci says J&J pause shouldn’t cause hesitancy
  • Global National: April 14, 2021 | Ontarians frustrated as vaccine appointments cancelled
  • Republicans Want to Cancel Dr. Fauci and Major League Baseball: A Closer Look
  • Mass vaccination hubs, the Pfizer queue and a bungled rollout | COVID-19 Update | 9 News Australia
  • IMF Says South Korea Going Through ‘Unbalanced Recovery’
  • In This Story: Putin

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and a former officer of the KGB who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

    5 Recent Items: Putin

  • What does the future hold for US-Russia relations?
  • Kremlin on proposed Putin-Biden summit: maybe
  • Trouble ahead? Russia, US in Black Sea showdown over Ukraine
  • Putin receives second shot of Russian COVID-19 vaccine
  • Biden urges Putin to show restraint in Ukraine amid troop build-up on border
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

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  • Ukraine shows off military prowess to Russia
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