Covid-19: UK PM Boris Johnson announces phased easing of lockdown

Britain will begin easing some coronavirus lockdown measures this week, but most will stay in place until at least June 1, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, as he unveiled cautious plans to lift restrictions imposed seven weeks ago. 

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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

  • Complaints against travel companies up 500% this year due to coronavirus pandemic | 7NEWS
  • Deaths of South Korean couriers blamed on overwork during pandemic delivery boom
  • NSW Premier now “deeply regrets” failing to self isolate while waiting for COVID results | ABC News
  • Coronavirus leaves London’s black cabs in ‘taxi graveyards’
  • Coronavirus masks featuring diamonds and pearls sell for nearly US$10,500 each in Japan
  • 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

  • Coronavirus leaves London’s black cabs in ‘taxi graveyards’
  • French goverment pledges more support for businesses as lockdown measures eased
  • Adelaide CBD businesses remain deserted amid medi-hotel debacle | 7NEWS
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