Coronavirus: how do I know if I’m infected and what happens next?

What are the symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, what treatments are available and how do I protect myself and the people around me from infection? The Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, answers some key questions as coronavirus spreads across the globe

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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

  • Coronavirus: Outbreak at Alberta hospital grows leaving 3 dead, dozens isolated
  • Coronavirus: Does this pandemic make the case for universal child care?
  • Coronavirus: What the Trudeau government put forward in throne speech, national address
  • Coronavirus: Conservative, Bloc and NDP leaders respond to Trudeau’s national address
  • Global National: Sept. 23, 2020 | Throne speech focuses on COVID-19 assistance, child care
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