Deadly delay? Anger over UK coronavirus lockdown

#covid-19 #southkorea

« The numbers of what has happened worldwide, based on the different versions of #lockdown that have been followed, speak for themselves. South Korea did not put a lockdown, but they put contact tracing and they put testing in place at an unprecedented scale and they managed it. »
Sterghios Moschos, associate professor, department of Applied Sciences,Northumbria University

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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)

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