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The UK’s Channel 4 News reported on the global tally of Covid-19 cases passing 300,000, in quick time:
It took 90 days to record the first confirmed 100,000 cases. The second 100,000 took 12 days to record. The third 100,000 – recorded today – took just four days.
Italy reported 651 more deaths today – while Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into isolation after a doctor she’d been in contact with tested positive.
The New York City Mayor has said the lockdown there could last six to nine months.Channel 4 News YouTube Channel
It is to be hoped that coordinated, aggressive, global containment actions by nation states can begin to slow this spiralling crisis, before healthcare systems become overwhelmed.
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.