Coronavirus cruise ship passengers to be quarantined in Western Australia. | ABC News

More than 40 suspected cases of coronavirus have been identified on a cruise ship docked in Fremantle.

The West Australian Government has struck a deal with the Commonwealth to transfer any passengers with Covid-19 to two private hospitals, while the remainder, all foreign nationals, will catch charter flights back to Germany.

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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

  • Air France-KLM To Add Capacity as U.S. Eases Travel Restrictions
  • Dr Fauci urges Americans to get Covid vaccine as US daily death toll rises – BBC News
  • Pfizer: COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children as young as 5
  • US to lift Covid travel ban for fully vaccinated UK and EU travellers – BBC News
  • South Carolina Faces A Surge of Covid Cases Among Children
  • In This Story: Germany

    Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. It lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south.

    Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. With over 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

    5 Recent Items: Germany

  • German chancellor candidates face off in last debate before election | DW News
  • Evergrande shares plunge more than 12 percent, fueling fears of default • FRANCE 24 English
  • Germany’s Greens: From ‘anti-party party’ to political player | DW News
  • German flood victims feel left in the lurch by election campaign | Focus on Europe
  • Antifa burn barricades & clash with police at Leipzig protest
  • In This Story: Western Australia

    Western Australia, covering the entire western third of the country, is made up mostly of the arid Outback. Its population is concentrated in its fertile southwest corner, home to the Margaret River wine region and the riverside capital, Perth. In the far north, the Kimberley region is home to ancient Aboriginal rock art, the Bungle Bungle sandstone domes and Broome, with Cable Beach camels and a pearling industry.

    5 Recent Items: Western Australia

  • Ross River Virus cases have almost tripled in WA following favourable breeding conditions |ABC News
  • Much needed reform or a knife to the heart of rural WA. Ready or not, change is coming. | ABC News
  • Australian COVID Vaccine battle | States say NSW has ‘unfair’ allocation of Pfizer | 7NEWS
  • Hospitals put under pressure from COVID-19 outbreak | 7.30
  • WA border could stay closed for months | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
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