Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include muscle pain, sputum production, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to pneumonia and multi-organ failure. As of March 28, 2020, the overall rate of deaths per number of diagnosed cases is 4.6 percent; ranging from 0.2 percent to 15 percent according to age group and other health problems.
A woman currently in hospital with suspected Covid-19 has urged the public not to panic buy and to stay at home. Delia Colwill, who suffers from a spinal cord injury, explains her symptoms and says the..
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In peak allergy season, sneezing and runny noses are widespread across the US. Fortunately, they're not common symptoms of COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes. According to Business Insider,..
A record 832 people lost their lives overnight in Spain to the coronavirus COVID-19. According to Reuters, it brings the death toll to 5,690 as hospitals and morgues were overwhelmed. Health emergency..
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack and Heath Secretary Matt Hancock sat next to each other ahead of PMQs on March 25. Mr Johnson and Mr Hancock have since tested positive for..
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Britain's Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance has no symptoms of Covid-19 and has not been tested for the novel coronavirus, he said on Thursday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had.. Reuters - Published
A century-old vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis will be trialled on thousands of Australian doctors and nurses in an attempt to protect them from becoming infected with COVID-19. The Age - Published
Two cruise ships off the coast of Western Australia have been told to “immediately” leave Australian waters, after the country's worst outbreak of the coronavirus was traced to a cruise liner that.. Reuters - Published
Pharmacies and supermarkets have been given special permissions to open 24 hours a day in NSW while Australia tackles the coronavirus crisis. Their workers are deemed essential, along with a range of.. SBS - Published
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has indicated she's ready to move ahead of the Commonwealth towards lockdown-style measures to fight COVID-19 as other states also consider their own additional measures. SBS - Published
Another 28 people have died from the coronavirus outbreak in Britain, taking the overall number of deaths from COVID-19 in the UK to 465, British media reported late on Wednesday, citing a statement.. Reuters - Published
The existence of a substantial but unknown number of asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus in China has raised concerns among the public that people could still be spreading COVID-19 without knowing.. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told New Zealanders on Wednesday to behave as if they had the coronavirus and cut all physical contact outside their household when the country heads into a one-month.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a state of national emergency as the country prepares to go into a complete lockdown at midnight to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Reuters - Published
Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday that while self-isolating after recent travels in Europe she probably came down with COVID-19, and urged other young people to stay at home too if.. Reuters - Published
The European Union's economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni is in self-isolation after a member of his staff showed symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, his office said on.. Reuters - Published
They key question is: Do we want to flatten the curve, or eradicate coronavirus? If Australia wants to eradicate COVID-19, leading experts say politicians have 48 hours to enforce stronger shutdown.. The Age - Published
The coronavirus is spreading deeper into Latin America, a region home to about 8.5% of the world's population that many expects believe could be among the worst affected by COVID-19. Reuters - Published
The world’s super-rich are supposedly scouring the globe for castles with moats, mansions with bunkers, and islands, to avoid the threat of COVID-19. In Australia, things are a little more low key. The Age - Published