Coronavirus: How some countries started to exert control over the Virus – BBC News

There’s no dispute that COVID-19 poses many challenges. But we are seeing evidence of some countries starting to exert control over it. Not least South Korea which has reported no locally transmitted infections for the first time in more than two months.

Ros Atkins has been looking at some the strategies that seem to be working.

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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

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  • In This Story: South Korea

    South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.

    2 Recent Items: South Korea

  • China’s economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as rebound from Covid-19 pandemic continues
  • China, South Korea haggle over origins of fermented vegetable dish
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