New Zealand announces four probable new cases

1.6 million workers in Auckland must stay home and schools and pubs have been shut after four new cases of Covid-19 were identified in New Zealand’s commercial capital.

The new cases end a remarkable run of 102 days with no community transmission in New Zealand.

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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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  • Leaders in England, Scotland and Wales announce new restrictions to tackle Covid-19
  • BREAKING: Boris Johnson’s coronavirus address to the nation
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