Let’s ACT and beat COVID-19 together

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “Let’s ACT and beat COVID-19 together” – below is their description.

    The World Health Organization illustrates why the global solidarity should be at the heart of COVID-19 response and recovery. United Nations COVID-19 Response website https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/act-accelerator

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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

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  • Biden Vows Immediate Action on Covid-19 in Georgia Speech
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