Middle East confronts outbreak against backdrop of conflicts

Some parts of the world have begun easing COVID-19 restrictions as the pandemic’s socio-economic implications have become a major cause for concern. The United Nations has warned of famine in the conflict-plagued Middle East. Experts are advising leaders in the region to brace for impact. Stephanie Freid reports.

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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

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