Coronavirus: UK to hold minute’s silence for key workers who have died – watch live

Unions, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives have called on the UK to observe a minute of silence to pay tribute to health, social care and other key workers who have died after contracting Covid-19

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

  • Egypt Begins Vaccine Rollout
  • Chris Hipkins ‘two close contacts of Northland Covid-19 case tested negative’
  • 76 Days: Inside Wuhan’s lockdown
  • Covid becoming ‘more efficient at living in humans’, says University of Oxford’s Prof Sir John Bell
  • Woman accidentally given Pfizer vaccine after receiving Moderna dose: daughter
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