The US has registered a new record-breaking daily spike of Covid-19 infections, as states were about to reopen parts of their economies. California has decided to make a u-turn and delay the reopening of indoors bars and restaurants. The US “opened too early and the population was not instructed that they had to keep wearing masks, observing social distancing and not gathering in large groups”, says William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
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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.