Coronavirus – Covid-19: Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

The Senate and White House have reached agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy and millions of Americans ravaged by the coronavirus crisis, top lawmakers said early Wednesday. Catherine Bennett tells us more.

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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

  • James Spader’s Weekend Trip Turned into a Six-Month Quarantine
  • Biden’s first 100 days: What to expect on Covid-19, the economy and immigration
  • Covid-19: Vaccine drive underway in India amid transparency concerns
  • COVID-19: ‘People just can’t afford to live’ in towns worst hit by the latest lockdown
  • Palestinians set to receive first batch of Russian vaccines
  • In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

    5 Recent Items: Donald Trump

  • Trump Ends Historically Unpopular Presidency With 34% Approval
  • Trump Planning to Issue 100 Pardons and Commutations
  • Melania Trump says ‘past four years have been unforgettable’ in recorded farewell speech
  • Scott Morrison begins tour of Outback Queensland | 9 News Australia
  • Scott Morrison returns to work, says he has no plans to talk to Trump | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Biden’s first 100 days: What to expect on Covid-19, the economy and immigration
  • Covid-19: Vaccine drive underway in India amid transparency concerns
  • Vaccine shortages and logistics issues raise concerns in France
  • New car sales plummet by 24% across the European Union in 2020
  • Oxygen supplies are running low in the Brazilian town of Iranduba
  • ‘We will not go back to business as usual’: The far right after Trump
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