Live: Hong Kong’s press conference on COVID-19 as city reports biggest daily increase

Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam holds a news briefing on #COVID19 containment measures.
Hong Kong recorded 48 new coronavirus infections on Friday, the biggest daily jump since testing began, taking the total to 256. #coronavirus

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

  • U.S. media say loss of life like enduring 9/11 attacks for 66 days
  • Hispanics & African Americans suffer highest COVID mortality rate in the US
  • U.S. Needs to Refocus National Covid Strategy: Johns Hopkins
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  • Coronavirus: Dr. Fauci, CDC Director Redfield testify on US COVID-19 response | LIVE
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