Face mask politics, Dijon riots, China-India border tension, Bolton & North Korea

Is it a case of “do as I say, not as I do” when Emmanuel Macron visits Boris Johnson in London and neither wears a face mask? Masks will be available to supporters attending Donald Trump’s first public rally since the coronavirus outbreak in Tulsa, Oklahoma but many of his supporters see not wearing one as a sign of political allegiance. Also, New Zealand’s outcry over three new Covid-19 cases and why Chechens squared off with North Africans during four nights of rioting in the usually quiet French town of Dijon. Plus, the worry over the volatile aftermath of deadly China-India scuffles at the border and what John Bolton’s new book says about the US and its handling of North Korea.

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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.

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    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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