If social distancing is key, why not close schools? | ABC News

Across the country families have been grappling with the decision of whether or not to send children to school this week. The official advice is that mass school closures aren’t needed for now, as it could add to the threat posed by COVID-19.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-16/should-i-keep-my-children-home-from-school-due-to-coronavirus/12058200

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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 introduces mask restrictions, COVID-19 rapid testing approved | 9 News Australia
  • Queensland’s Opposition Leader calls for drive-thru vaccine clinics to be rolled out | 7NEWS
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  • Biden Gets Booster on Live Television, Putin Goes on a “Vacation” | The Tonight Show
  • Calls for more support for small businesses as NSW prepares to emerge from COVID lockdown | 7NEWS
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