Chaos at Chicago Airport as coronavirus travel restrictions enforced

Weary travellers returning to the US amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions were greeted by long lines and hours-long wait times for required medical screenings at airports.

Posts on social media indicated that passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport waited upward of four hours in winding lines, eliciting criticism from elected Illinois officials.

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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

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