Media briefing on 2nd Global COVID-19 R&D Forum

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

  • Would you hand over race and ethnicity info with a COVID test if it helped the response? | ABC News
  • Live: China’s latest measures on food safety during COVID-19 pandemic
  • COVID-positive patients to relocate to secure facility under police guard in SA | 7NEWS
  • NSW premier apologises for breaking self-isolation rules while awaiting a COVID test result | 7NEWS
  • Global Covid-19 lockdowns inflame violence against women
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