Surf’s up: French surfers defy Covid-19 ban in battle over beaches

A group of surfers in Cannes, in southeast France, defied a government ban to take to the waves on Monday, amid a debate over whether beaches should continue to be closed to the public to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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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

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  • French medic hopes public are ‘responsible’ as COVID-19 cases dip
  • Coronavirus: WHO says it needs to evaluate Covid-19 vaccine on more than just a press release
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