US confirms one million coronavirus cases – BBC News

The US has confirmed one million virus cases, making up almost a third of the total global tally

With more than 58,000 deaths, more Americans have died with Covid-19 than died in the Vietnam War

The US Congress has abandoned plans to return to Washington next week after lawmakers revolted

President Trump has ordered meat processing plants, which have become virus hotspots, to remain open

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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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  • Protesters Burned Pictures Of U.S. President Trump And President-Elect Joe Biden In Tehran
  • Police clash with anti-lockdown demonstrators in central London | Coronavirus
  • In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

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  • Protesters Burned Pictures Of U.S. President Trump And President-Elect Joe Biden In Tehran
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  • Jeff Dunham ‘just doesn’t understand’ why the Obama’s need a comedy show
  • Federal appeals court rejects Trump campaign election fraud lawsuit
  • Biden’s transition to the white house
  • In This Story: Vietnam

    Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers.

    5 Recent Items: Vietnam

  • Vietnam threatens to shut down Facebook: source
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  • Typhoon Vamco and the rise of extreme weather events in South East Asia | DW News
  • Typhoon Vamco, the Philippines’ deadliest of the year, kills at least 67 before reaching Vietnam
  • China and 14 partners sign world’s biggest trade deal without US | DW News
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