Shutdown: The virus that changed the world

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  • Examining the start of the pandemic in Wuhan to the devastation in Italy that shocked Europe and the rest of the world, this Sky News documentary explores the global shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

    How did this virus get across the globe, what measures were being taken as the start and what can we expect now?

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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.

  • Mongolia holds Naadam sports festival behind closed doors
  • Israelis protest over Netanyahu’s handling of economy during Covid-19 outbreak
  • How countries around the world have responded to Covid-19
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