Australians with disabilities facing a different kind of lockdown | ABC News

Many of us have experienced life in lockdown in recent months, but for regional Australians with a disability it’s a situation they have to live with every day. Unreliable access to public transport is a constant issue in country areas, and now disability advocates are using the COVID-19 restrictions as a tool to raise awareness of the issue.

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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.

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