Medical workers cheered worldwide as countries go into lockdowns

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With the COVID-19 pandemic worsening, countries are going into lockdowns, forcing millions to hunker down. But the sacrifices of medical workers aren’t lost on homebound residents across the world, who are cheering them in all sorts of ways. #coronavirus

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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.

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  • 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)

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