Celebrations held in U.S. capital despite COVID-19 pandemic

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The U.S. capital celebrates the nation’s #IndependenceDay amid protests calling for racial equality and surging cases of #COVID19 across the country.

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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.

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  • 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)

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