Coronavirus: Lockdown around the world

Millions of people have been in lockdown across the world because of COVID-19.

So what has life been like? We asked people in eight countries to tell us their stories.

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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

  • ‘The NHS is in crisis not simply because of Covid’, says shadow Labour Health Secretary Jon Ashworth
  • Top Story with Tom Llamas – September 27th | NBC News NOW
  • COVID-19: Chile vaccinating children aged 6-11 • FRANCE 24 English
  • Canberra businesses divided over COVID-19 restrictions in roadmap out of lockdown | ABC News
  • Bangladesh air pollution damages lives, environment and economy
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