Daniel Andrews declares a state of emergency in Victoria in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. It will come into effect from 12 noon on Monday and will allow the enforcement of the national 14-day isolation sanction for all travellers arriving in Australia. ‘It is an offence under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act to not comply with the orders that have been made,’ the premier tells reporters
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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.