Coronavirus – The Latest: Is Leicester the first of many local lockdowns?

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While the rest of the country sees restrictions ease, Leicester goes into reverse. The Telegraph’s Global Health Security Editor, Paul Nuki and Chief Reporter, Robert Mendick join Theodora Louloudis to discuss the cause of the outbreak, what it tells us about how well the virus is under control and whether local lockdowns are the new normal.

Read more about Boris Johnson’s economic recovery plan: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/06/30/boris-johnson-showed-us-architectural-drawings-recovery-not/

Read more about UK death levels: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/30/deaths-fall-back-normal-levels-first-time-covid-19-epidemic/

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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)

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