South Korea was hit hard by COVID-19 but now it’s one of Asia’s success stories | ABC News

South Korea has recorded its first day without community transmission since the outbreak took hold on the peninsula. The nation has gone from one of Asia’s hardest-hit countries, to a success story for containing the pandemic. The Government has been using smartphone and credit card data to find and isolate people who’d been exposed.

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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.

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