Could the coronavirus lockdown be a roadmap to a greener future? | COVID-19 Special

No one wants a second coronavirus lockdown. But the coronavirus pandemic showed us a glimpse of a less polluted world. The challenge is aiming for that, while avoiding the damage to our livelihoods and the economy. A disruption to industrial fishing has seen some fish stocks explode. Now the question is, did the lockdown show a path to a more sustainable economy and a less polluted planet?
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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

  • Doctor holds counter-protest against demonstrators targeting hospitals
  • California’s Recall Election, Nicki Minaj’s Viral Vaccine Tweet: This Week’s News | The Tonight Show
  • International Day of Peace 2021 – António Guterres (UN Secretary-General)
  • Unvaccinated students urged to get Covid jab during freshers’ week
  • Tracking Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout: September 18 | ABC News
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • Planned anti-lockdown protests in Sydney flop as Sydneysiders enjoy new freedoms | 7NEWS
  • ‘We can’t let that happen’: Ending lockdown at 70 per cent ‘not prudent’ says Barr | ABC News
  • Tensions high at anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne and Sydney
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