Quake amid pandemic | Strongest earthquake in 140yrs rocks Croatia’s capital

Strong quakes have struck Croatia’s capital Zagreb (5.3-magnitude) leaving at least one person in critical condition and damaging buildings downtown, including the city’s main historic cathedral.
People who had fled their homes were asked to maintain a necessary distance to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease, and to wear face masks if possible.

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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.

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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