New Zealand orders Auckland back in lockdown after first local Covid-19 cases in 102 days

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New Zealand ordered Auckland back into a Covid-19 lockdown on August 12, 2020, after the island nation’s largest city reported four new coronavirus cases. The infections ended a 102-day streak with no local transmission reported in the country.

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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.

  • COVID-19: London restrictions ‘increasingly likely’
  • Madrid orders partial lockdown after surge in Covid-19 infections
  • African countries sign up for WHO’s plan for fair vaccine development
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