Unexpected February snow in Wuhan as city remains on lockdown

Wuhan was covered in snow on Saturday, February 15, an unusual sight in the central Chinese city, which has been on lockdown since January due to the coronavirus outbreak. WHO said the novel COVID-19 virus has claimed more than 1,500 lives and with more than 70,000 people infected around the world.

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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

  • Trump gives exclusive reaction to Biden’s ‘weak’ performance on the world stage
  • COVID-19: What does a 2-dose summer mean for Canadian children?
  • As US COVID death toll reaches 600,000, the pandemic ‘is still very real’
  • Canada’s cost of living shows signs of accelerating
  • Concerns grow over COVID-19 Delta variant
  • In This Story: Moscow

    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.

    2 Recent Items: Moscow

  • LIVE: Biden, Putin Begin First Summit in Geneva as U.S.-Russia Tensions Rise | Top News
  • Moscow Orders Mandatory Covid Vaccinations as Hospitals Strain
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    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.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

  • 2 Americans imprisoned in Russia get glimmer of hope from Geneva summit
  • Biden-Putin wrap first in-person summit
  • President Biden meets face-to-face with Putin in high stakes summit
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