Criminals continue to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic | Coronavirus

The Home Secretary Priti Patel says the government won’t tolerate criminals taking advantage of unprecedented times.


She is joined by Lynne Owens, Director General of the National Crime Agency and Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England.

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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

  • Focus on Vaccine Grows as Global Virus Cases Top 31 Million
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