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It’s what feels like week number 582 of lockdown, and it’s trip number three to Planet Normal. This week, Telegraph columnists, Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan blast off into a lively debate on what they’d like to do to a statue of Gavin Wiliamson and whether theme parks could possibly be safer than schools.
Plus renowned oncologist, Professor Karol Sikora weighs in on why he wants the nation to “unwash” their brains of fear, and he submits to the ultimate black hole: a war of words with Piers Morgan.
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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.
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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.
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In This Story: Piers Morgan
Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan is an English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality. He is currently a co-presenter of the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain from Monday to Wednesday each week.
Piers Morgan has taken a hard stance on Covid-19, and vociferously believes the UK Government and people have not taken the pandemic seriously enough.
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In This Story: Planet Normal
Planet Normal is a podcast series published by the UK’s Telegraph. When they share episodes via YouTube, they are collated here.
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In This Story: UK
UK is the abbreviated form of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.