The Virus: Latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 May | ABC News

Australia could be a week away from lifting some physical-distancing measures, with the Prime Minister saying an ‘early mark’ is on the cards. However, world politics came into focus this week, with a diplomatic stoush between Australia and China coming to the fore.

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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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