The technological experiments helping battle coronavirus | The World

ABC News (Australia) posted this item about the use of smartphones and new technology to provide additional help in tracking and eliminating Covid-19.

As countries prepare to relax coronavirus restrictions, the question of how to prevent a second wave of infections and maintain physical distancing remains.

As Rachel Merritt reports, startups and engineers have been experimenting with new types of technology to help us remain vigilant.

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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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