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  • A young Melbourne doctor is one of at least three Victorian healthcare workers who have been in intensive care after catching coronavirus at work.

    The state’s frontline staff say they have been put at unacceptable risk and are demanding better protective equipment at work.

    In Queensland health authorities have issued a public health alert updating the locations of concern following another case yesterday, linked to two women who contracted the virus in Melbourne.

    00:00 COVID-19 crisis Melbourne
    04:05 COVID-19 crisis Sydney
    06:35 COVID-19 crisis Brisbane
    9:56 WHO reports – largest one-day increase in cases
    10.31 UK infection rate appears to be on the rise

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    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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