In Spain, the death toll from coronavirus has increased dramatically and now stands at 803. The number of confirmed cases has also risen rapidly to over 17,000. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
More than 900 people are in intensive care. Spain has been under lockdown since Saturday, with residents required to stay in their homes for all but essential travel.
Spain’s neighbour Portugal has also declared a state of emergency to fight the pandemic.
Russia has reported its first death from coronavirus — an elderly woman in Moscow.
According to Russia’s state news agency, 199 cases have been identified in the country, with the majority in the capital.
President Vladimir Putin has said the situation with COVID-19 in the country is ‘under control.’
In Italy 3,405 have now died from Covid-19, a rise of 427 in just 24 hours. The total number of cases has risen to above 41,000. Italy’s outbreak came to light in the north of the country in February.
We report from Bergamo in Lombardy in northern Italy, one of Europe’s wealthiest regions. It finds itself at the epicentre of the country’s outbreak.
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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)
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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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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.
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Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and a former officer of the KGB who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
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Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.