Coronavirus update: Wednesday 8 April | ITV News

The latest developments in the Covid-19 outbreak on Wednesday 8 April.
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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.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • The Italian Doctor: Fighting COVID-19, isolation and uncertainty | Witness
  • Eight more covid-19 cases in Port Hedland hotel quarantine from Patricia Oldendorff ship | ABC News
  • ‘Our government is not here’: Lebanon trying to rise from its rubble
  • Venezuela: ‘Forced to work’ as medics fighting Covid – BBC News
  • Qantas workers face the axe as COVID-19 grounding of flights opens outsourcing loophole | ABC News
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