Coronavirus summary: Daily COVID-19 news for Thursday May 7 | ABC News

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0:17 | National Cabinet to discuss lifting restrictions tomorrow
1:30 | Concerns mount over economic impact of reduced immigration

3:41 | Queensland Premier to ease lockdown restrictions from Sunday
6:04 | Newmarch House appoints external advisor to deal with outbreak
8:20 | The Ruby Princess arrives in the Philippines

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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

  • NZ reacts to UK approving Covid-19 vaccine
  • SA COVID: Lawyer for pizza bar worker at centre of lockdown hasn’t ruled out legal action | 7NEWS
  • U.S. readies for first vaccine distribution
  • UK becomes first country to approve Pfizer vaccine
  • Cleaner tests positive to COVID-19, Australia to wait till next year for vaccine | 9 News Australia
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • SA COVID: Lawyer for pizza bar worker at centre of lockdown hasn’t ruled out legal action | 7NEWS
  • SA premier stands by calling pizza bar worker a liar following statewide lockdown | 7NEWS
  • Mixed Feelings Among Londoners Over Pfizer Vaccine Approval
  • In This Story: Philippines

    The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao.

    2 Recent Items: Philippines

  • Meet Bogie the Filipino motorcycle dog
  • Pope Francis leads mass with new cardinals
  • In This Story: Queensland

    Queensland (QLD) is an Australian state covering the continent’s northeast, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest. The capital, Brisbane, is flanked by the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

    5 Recent Items: Queensland

  • Australian Firefighters Battle Massive Bushfire in Queensland
  • Trade tensions in China is being felt in Queensland businesses | 7NEWS
  • 1000 Queenslanders caught speeding every day | 7NEWS
  • A simple message from tourism operators on the Gold Coast | 7NEWS
  • First heatwave peaked across Queensland today | 7NEWS
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