COVID-19 | Threat of a second wave of pandemic is getting real

Authorities of China’s #Wuhan are planning to test all residents within the next 10 days for #COVID19 as new cases emerge in the city after strict lockdown measures were lifted. South Korea also registered a spike in new cases starting from last week, country’s authorities link it to nightclubs and bars functioning in Seoul.

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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

  • India facing a ‘storm’ of COVID-19 cases
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  • Coronavirus: Quebec premier provides update on COVID-19 vaccinations | LIVE
  • ‘Freedom’ pass | France wants to be first EU state to bring in Covid passports
  • 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

  • German police pepper spray protesters at rally against new Covid bill
  • Special edition: Brazil, a Covid-19 hotspot
  • Arrests made at anti-lockdown protest in Berlin
  • 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

  • Putin warns countries not to cross Russia’s ‘red lines’
  • Thousands across Russia defy ban on Alexei Navalny protests – BBC News
  • 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

  • World in a ‘moment of peril’ as leaders call for climate change action | ITV News
  • ‘Russia has long been ready to host the Euros’ – Andrey Arshavin
  • Avlon: How China and Russia used QAnon against Americans
  • In This Story: South Korea

    South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.

    2 Recent Items: South Korea

  • Climate change threatens to sink free-dive fishing traditions of South Korea’s ‘sea women’
  • Seoul police seek Belgian envoy’s wife after she allegedly slapped shopkeeper
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