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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

  • Covid Lockdown: A generation of teenage girls and women subjected to domestic violence – BBC News
  • CommBank stood ‘right by the side’ of the St John Ambulance amid lockdown hardship
  • Anxiety in Australia as conflict ravages Tigray region of Ethiopia | The World
  • Is the world reaching ‘peak meat’? | FT Food Revolution
  • Police to charge protest leaders with insulting Thailand’s King | The World
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