EU launches initiative seeking 7.5 bn euros for Covid-19 research

The European Union is hosting a pledge marathon aimed at seeking 7.5 billion euros for research, testing and treatment of the coronavirus. Individual states, private institutions and companies are being asked to galvanise for fundraising. Europe editor Catherine Nicholson says that, notably, China and the United States are not part of the initiative.

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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.

  • COVID-19: London restrictions ‘increasingly likely’
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