Fighting COVID-19 | Russian biodefense troops disinfect Italian nursing home

Moscow’s biodefense unit have been deployed at the epicenter of the deadly Covid-19 outbreak in Italy, tasked with disinfecting a nursing home where patients died amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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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

  • Queensland launches into giant events weekend as one new local COVID case recorded | 7NEWS
  • More Americans Eligible For Pfizer’s Booster Shot
  • IN FULL: Yvette D’Ath provides Queensland’s daily COVID-19 update | ABC News
  • Reopening Australia after COVID | What the Doherty Model shows | 7NEWS
  • NO JAB, NO SHOP | Australia’s COVID retail roadmap for the unvaccinated | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: Italy

    Italy is a republic in central Europe which forms a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea as well as bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily form part of the main territory of Italy. Italy is part of the Eurozone, having entered the common currency on 1st January 1999.

    The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

    4 Recent Items: Italy

  • Covid passport: Do they work? • FRANCE 24 English
  • Catalan leader to be freed in Sardinia pending extradition hearing • FRANCE 24 English
  • Madrid says Catalan separatist leader ‘must be brought to justice’ • FRANCE 24 English
  • Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons present their first SS22 collection live from Milan and Shanghai
  • In This Story: Moscow

    Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.

    2 Recent Items: Moscow

  • Spider-Man is that you? | How NOT to use Moscow Metro escalator
  • Incredible moment grandma overpowers attempted mugger
  • In This Story: Paris

    Paris, France‘s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Major landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées.

    3 Recent Items: Paris

  • Submarine Spat, Evergrande, German Elections, Suriname Football
  • EU defence: ‘France needs to convince the Germans to follow,’ says Berlin’s ex-ambassador to NATO
  • Sounding off: The hidden cost of noise pollution in France • FRANCE 24 English
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

  • Five climbers die while climbing Russia’s Mt Elbrus
  • Main stage of the ‘Peace Mission – 2021’ military drills held near Russia’s Orenburg
  • China, Russia hold live-fire ‘anti-terrorism’ drills #shorts
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