Children make up a small percentage of those so far diagnosed with coronavirus and often have milder reactions than adults when they become infected.
But there are cases around the world where they have been left needing intensive care treatment.
The mothers of four-year-old Lincoln, and baby Peyton – who contracted the virus at just three weeks old – told the BBC about their experiences.
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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.