Surge in number of children testing positive for coronavirus

USA’s ABC News reported on a surge in children infected with Covid-19 in the country, despite calls for schools to reopen.

The increase is raising more questions about reopening schools. ABC’s Megan Tevrizian reports.

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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

  • PNG hospitals under pressure amid surging COVID-19 cases, patients calling out for help | ABC News
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  • China’s Sinopharm, Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines in final stages of evaluation: WHO
  • WHO chief calls out imbalance in global distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Family of UK’s Captain Tom call for fundraising celebration
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