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  • 0:02 – There’s been another death from coronavirus in New South Wales. The 80-year-old woman died in a Sydney hospital overnight and is believed to have caught the virus in an out-patient department. The state also recorded three new cases from community transmission.

    0:18 – Victoria has added 12 new cases. Five are linked to the Cedar Meats cluster which now stands at 111.

    0:33 – The last remaining COVID-19 patient in South Australia – Paul Faraguna has walked out of hospital. The 68-year old spent a month in an induced coma after contracting the disease on the Ruby Princess cruise ship. The state will relax some restrictions today.

    0:50 – More than 38-million Americans have now filed for unemployment since mid-March. Another 2 point four million joining the jobless queues this week. New research has also quantified the human cost of a late move to lockdown in the United States.

    1:07 – The British government has secured more than 10 million antibody tests, to see if people have had the virus. It gives a result in around 20 minutes. The first in line will be health workers, patients and nursing home residents.

    1:24 – Spain’s daily death toll has dipped below 50 for the first time since mid-March. The country has started re-opening after one of the world’s strictest lockdowns.

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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.

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  • In This: Ruby Princess

    Ruby Princess is a Crown-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. The Ruby Princess was built in 2008 by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy, as a sister ship to Crown Princess and Emerald Princess. She was turned over to Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises in late October 2008.

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