Coronavirus update: Thursday 12 March | ITV News

Coronavirus update: The latest developments in the Covid-19 outbreak on Thursday 12 March, as the UK announces it is moving to the ‘delay’ phase of dealing with the virus.

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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.

  • Guatemala’s president tests positive for COVID-19
  • China’s peacekeeping forces in Mali
  • COVID-19: London restrictions ‘increasingly likely’
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