Asians facing discrimination, violence amid coronavirus outbreak

ABC News’ Kyra Phillips looks at the rising discrimination against Asian Americans in the wake of COVID-19. Business owners and victims share what they’re trying to do about it.

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

  • Thousands of Brazilians protest Bolsonaro’s COVID response as country’s death toll surpasses 500,000
  • How the Delta variant took hold in the UK – BBC News
  • UN’s outgoing humanitarian chief describes COVID challenges
  • Albania’s COVID-19 response exposes healthcare system weaknesses
  • South Africa tightens COVID restrictions amid third wave
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