A minute’s silence has been held around the UK to honour key workers who have died during the coronavirus outbreak.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that 82 NHS workers and 16 social care staff have died after testing positive for coronavirus.
Many transport workers and other frontline staff have also lost their lives to the virus.
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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
In This Story: Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock is a British Member of Parliament, who is serving as Health Secretary under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
3 Recent Items: Matt Hancock
In This Story: Vaccine
A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.