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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

  • Hong Kong: Joshua Wong sentenced to 10 more months – Tiananmen vigil to be restricted? | DW News
  • Holly Has Had her Vaccine! But Phillip is Disappointed he Didn’t Get a Badge | This Morning
  • G7 meeting talks take aim at Russia and China | 9 News Australia
  • Restrictions return to Greater Sydney after positive case | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • NZ suspends NSW travel bubble after new COVID case, diplomatic tensions with China | The Drum
  • 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

  • 2 American college students found guilty in the death of a police officer in Italy
  • Illegal waste shipments from Italy still rotting in Tunisia
  • Italy’s island of Capri emerges from health crisis
  • Foreign ministers discuss global threats at London G7 summit – BBC News
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