Coronavirus – Covid-19: US Senate reaches agreement on $2 trillion emergency 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. Kate Moody 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

  • Israel includes teens in vaccination drive
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Pandemic has really set women back
  • Wuhan one year on: The city that appears safe from coronavirus
  • Passengers travel early for Spring Festival despite obstacles
  • Hong Kong locks down amid surge in COVID-19 cases
  • 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

  • Portuguese urged to go vote in Sunday’s presidential election, despite lockdown
  • China starts to recover miners trapped for 14 days after underground explosion
  • AstraZeneca says Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to Europe will be ‘lower than expected’
  • Claire Denis’ latest film stars Juliette Binoche as RFI journalist
  • Iconic TV and radio interviewer Larry King dies at 87
  • Taiwan denounces incursion of air defence zone by Chinese fighter jets, bombers
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