COVID-19 | Russia steps up its fight against coronavirus

Russia Today reported that the country was stepping up it’s fight against novel coronavirus (Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2).

Restaurants, cafes, and shops are suspending their work to help contain the spread of the virus, only supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.

Earlier, president Putin announced a ‘week-long paid holiday’ for non-essential workers.

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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

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  • After months of delay, UK launches a COVID-19 tracing app | ABC News
  • Elderly Covid-19 Victims Shouldn’t Be Dismissed: Health Official
  • In This Story: Putin

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and a former officer of the KGB who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

    5 Recent Items: Putin

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  • Putin gives Russia’s address at UN’s 75th General Assembly
  • UNGA 2020: Russia’s Putin proposes COVID-19 vaccine cooperation conference
  • Russia – President Addresses General Debate, 75th Session
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