Matt Hancock urges Brits to avoid weekend protests due to coronavirus risk

Matt Hancock has urged Britons to avoid large protests over the weekend ‘for the safety of your loved ones’. The health secretary said he understood why people are appalled at the death of George Floyd but warned that coronavirus remains a ‘real threat’ in the UK as lockdown easing measures come into effect
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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

  • Boris Johnson Warns England Not to Relax After Virus Lockdown Ends
  • ‘I know it’s frustrating for people’: Boris Johnson defends government’s tier system | Covid-19
  • Should we just skip Christmas to avoid a Covid spike next year? – Question Time – BBC
  • Ambassador Talk: Dominica seeks help to boost tourism
  • RTÉ l Creative Ireland: Dublin Book Festival 2020
  • In This Story: George Floyd

    George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

    9 Recent Items: George Floyd

  • Race and Revolution – Will Britain Change?
  • George Floyd exhibition in Florida’s Holocaust museum sparks outrage
  • Pope Francis Hails NBA Players for Demanding Social Justice
  • French security bill to curb filming of police sparks outrage | DW News
  • Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor l 20/20 l PART 5
  • L&C Daily: Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli Reports to Prison For Role in Varsity Blues Scandal
  • Biden’s Diversity Policies May Line Up With Corporate America’s
  • Are BLM prosecutions a deliberate crackdown? | The Stream
  • Country music stars discuss George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and racism: Part 3
  • 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

  • Boris Johnson Warns England Not to Relax After Virus Lockdown Ends
  • ‘Our Second Date Ended in Mountain Rescue’ | This Morning
  • Businesses ‘gutted’ as 23m face toughest Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions
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