Life in one of Melbourne’s COVID-19 hotspots | 7.30

People living in 10 postcodes across Melbourne are now back in lockdown as Victoria grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases. On the streets and in the homes of St Albans, one suburb identified by the state government as a virus “hotspot”, life is about to change all over again.

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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

  • Vic woman dies of COVID ‘complications’ despite recovery, state records 31 days of no cases | 7NEWS
  • H.K. to Suspend In-Person Classes as Virus Cases Mount
  • COVID-19: The state of travel as borders reopen | 7NEWS
  • AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Likely Needs a Restart: Johns Hopkins
  • Black Friday in the Age of Covid-19
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • PM writes second letter to doubting MPs in a bid to win support for Covid tier rules | ITV News
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  • UK government warns of “third wave” of coronavirus if rules relaxed – BBC News
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