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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

  • Scottie Scheffler & Bryson DeChambeau defeat Viktor Hovland & Tommy Fleetwood | Four-ball
  • Global National: Sept. 25, 2021 | Emotional reunions as 2 Michaels return from China
  • Shane Lowry & Tyrrell Hatton defeat Tony Finau & Harris English | Four-ball | 2020 Ryder Cup
  • #UNGA76 General Debate Live (India, Ethiopia, Russia & More)- 25 September 2021
  • Dustin Johnson & Collin Morikawa defeat Ian Poulter & Rory McIlroy | Four-ball 2020 Ryder Cup
  • In This Story: World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

    3 Recent Items: World Health Organization

  • Acute health needs in Afghanistan must be urgently addressed and health gains protected
  • W.H.O approves antibody treatment for some COVID-19 patients
  • WHO Director-General message for two year anniversary of the SDG3 Global Action Plan
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