Australians living in Germany describe what it’s like being unwell with coronavirus | The Drum

“I thought, ‘I’m gonna tell my parents when I feel better’. But then I never felt better.”

Lillian and Sam, Australians living in Germany, have both had COVID-19 – they say they began to show symptoms as early as mid-March.

Germany has the sixth highest number of confirmed cases globally. While there are concerns about a resurgence of coronavirus, the country is easing some lockdown restrictions.

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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

  • PMQs in full: Boris Johnson faces MPs as travel industry protests outside Parliament | ITV News
  • Harrison: Watching for difference in outbreak patterns in states with higher vs. lower vaccination r
  • Brian Sullivan’s RBI: The small number of breakthrough Covid cases
  • COVID-wary Japan gingerly approaches Olympics starting line
  • Covid-19 vaccine shortages in Africa: ‘COVAX is not the solution’
  • In This Story: Germany

    Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. It lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south.

    Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. With over 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

    5 Recent Items: Germany

  • Euro 2020: Raucous scenes as England fans celebrate win against the Czech Republic
  • Bravery at the highest level: a man from Germany performs unbelievable tricks walking a tightrope
  • Euro 2021: ‘Germany will win, 2-1 victory for France against Portugal’ predicts sport journalist
  • UEFA blocks rainbow lighting for Germany-Hungary match in Munich
  • Soccer-UEFA prohibits ‘rainbow’ protest at Germany vs Hungary game
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • NSW Premier refuses to rule out lockdown after 16 new COVID cases confirmed | ABC News
  • Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak triggers new restrictions | 7NEWS
  • Blood clots ‘less likely’ after second AstraZeneca dose, Sydney on lockdown watch | 9 News Australia
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