COVID-19 lockdown may prompt a global mental health crisis

For some #COVID19 lockdown impact has been stronger than for others. Psychologists say that there’s been a 50% surge in people looking for therapy as coronavirus forces them to stay 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

  • Larry King, American talk show host, dies at 87
  • COVID-19: China attempts to limit outbreak with strict controls
  • More than 100 National Guard members in DC test positive for COVID-19
  • Larry King, renowned television and radio host, dies at 87
  • Cuomo: ‘I believe in the vaccine.’
  • In This Story: Moscow

    Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.

    2 Recent Items: Moscow

  • Russian police detain Navalny’s wife and key ally
  • Russian Police Detain Kremlin Critic Alexey Navalny’s Wife Yulia
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

  • Russia arrests more than 1,000 pro-Navalny protesters
  • Navalny’s wife among hundreds detained at anti-Kremlin protests
  • Russian police arrest hundreds of protesters demanding Alexei Navalny’s release
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