Parts of Europe ease coronavirus lockdown as Russia faces potential COVID-19 surge ahead | ABC News

Italians are strolling in the park, grabbing takeaway coffees and paying respects to the astonishing number of dead as the European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic wakes from the continent’s longest lockdown.

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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

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attack ‘ultra-wealthy pharmaceutical companies’ over vaccine access
  • More NSW freedoms to be revealed this week, second protester contracts COVID-19 | 9 News Australia
  • Tourism operators plan for “Freedom Day” | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • How do we fix the damage coronavirus inflicted on kids? One man has a plan | ABC News
  • A silent voice: Sign language interpreter | 1.4 Billion: Gen-Z
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • ‘Gen Z’ Thai protesters and police blame each other for violence at key Bangkok intersection
  • New fears of COVID superspreader event after Bondi Beach party | 7NEWS
  • Police crack down on protesters at St Kilda beach | Melbourne protests | ABC News
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

  • Mali approached Russian military company for help, says Lavrov
  • Russia and SCO hold joint military drills
  • Mali accuses France of abandonment, approaches ‘private Russian companies’ • FRANCE 24 English
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