Race to prevent Covid-19 ‘nightmare’ in Rohingya camps as first case detected

Emergency teams raced Friday to prevent a coronavirus “nightmare” in the world’s largest refugee settlement after the first confirmed cases in a sprawling city of shacks housing nearly a million Rohingya.

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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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  • Data apps join fight against health crisis
  • Egypt Begins Vaccine Rollout
  • Chris Hipkins ‘two close contacts of Northland Covid-19 case tested negative’
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    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

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  • AstraZeneca says Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to Europe will be ‘lower than expected’
  • Claire Denis’ latest film stars Juliette Binoche as RFI journalist
  • Iconic TV and radio interviewer Larry King dies at 87
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