Covid-19: British PM Boris Johnson hospitalised amid reactions to queen’s speech

IN THE PAPERS – Monday, April 6: British papers react to two big pieces of news: their leader’s hospitalisation with Covid-19 and a message from their monarch about the pandemic. Spain’s prime minister issues a plea published in nearly a dozen European papers calling for European solidarity in the face of the coronavirus. We also look at the gruesome situation in Ecuador, where families have been forced to store the bodies of loved ones or put them out in the street. Finally, how some priests are coping with empty churches as worshippers are forced to celebrate Holy Week from home.

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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

  • Two new cases added to Adelaide COVID cluster | 7NEWS
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  • Study: Regulations and high prices keep Americans away from hospitals
  • High-profile forums at China-ASEAN Expo focus on combating COVID-19
  • U.S. hospitals struggle to cope with surging COVID-19 patients
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