South Africans allowed to exercise as lockdown eases

South Africa has started rolling back curbs after five weeks under one of the world’s strictest COVID-19 lockdowns. People were seen exercising outdoors on Friday for the first time since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a stay-at-home order and shutdown of non-essential businesses.

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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

  • UK hospitals struggling with spike in COVID-19 patients | WNT
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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.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • What’s lockdown like for secondary school pupils? – BBC Newsnight
  • Covid: Boris Johnson says he cannot guarantee pupils would return before Easter | ITV News
  • National Guard to Stay in D.C. as Senate Takes Up Trump’s Impeachment Trial
  • In This Story: South Africa

    South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

    2 Recent Items: South Africa

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