Return of European football: Spain’s La Liga restarts, Italy’s top flight to follow suit

Spain’s La Liga restarts, Italy’s top flight to follow suit after months of Covid-19 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

  • Zimbabwe receives fourth batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China
  • Train strike planned for Sydney and the whole of NSW’s rail network | 7NEWS
  • IN FULL: ACT records first COVID-19 death in current outbreak, 19 new coronavirus cases | ABC News
  • What does COVID ‘freedom’ look like in NSW? NSW Premier reveals roadmap | 7NEWS
  • COVID-19: Sports venues increase fan capacity as athlete vaccine rules remain vague
  • In This Story: France

    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

  • Thousands of Tunisians rally against President Saied’s growing grip on power • FRANCE 24
  • Germany’s Green party ‘satisfied’ with ‘best result ever’, despite failing to rally • FRANCE 24
  • Israeli troops kill five Palestinian gunmen in West Bank clash with Hamas • FRANCE 24 English
  • Scuffles erupt at Yellow Vests rally in Paris
  • Switzerland goes to the polls in same-sex marriage referendum • FRANCE 24 English
  • Mali approached Russian military company for help, says Lavrov
  • In This Story: Italy

    Italy is a republic in central Europe which forms a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea as well as bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily form part of the main territory of Italy. Italy is part of the Eurozone, having entered the common currency on 1st January 1999.

    The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

    4 Recent Items: Italy

  • Alitalia’s final approach: Italy launching a new national airline
  • Giorgio Armani SS22 Women’s Fashion Show
  • Catalan Separatist Leader Puigdemont Released in Italy
  • Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont says returning to Belgium before attending October hearing in Italy
  • 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

  • NSW’s COVID vaccine numbers are now higher than 60%, double-dose | 7NEWS
  • NSW reveals stage-three freedom roadmap, Victoria records 705 new cases | 9 News Australia
  • Gladys Berejiklian announces three-stage roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in NSW | ABC News
  • In This Story: Spain

    Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. 

    2 Recent Items: Spain

  • La Palma volcano: Video captures moment church collapses as lava consumes it
  • La Palma volcano: Eruption intensifies as rivers of lava continue to flow toward sea | FULL
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