COVID-19: Florida governor criticised for not acting sooner

Statewide orders to stay at home throughout the United States are seen as pivotal in curbing the spread of the new coronavirus.
But Florida, which now has more than 15,000 cases, has been criticised for not implementing those measures sooner.
Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports on the crucial decision governors face.

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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.

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