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Coronavirus disease 2019

Viral respiratory disease first detected in 2019

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 December 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 viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure. As of 4 April 2020, more than 1,150,000 cases of have been reported in more than two hundred countries and territories, resulting in over 62,300 deaths. More than 237,000 people have recovered.

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In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had..
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Grim announcement made by Unite union as capital's public transport network remains open and continues to play crucial role in supporting frontline NHS medical..
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'I'm absolutely outraged, absolutely disgusted, that people would be taking action against the very infrastructure that we need to respond to this health..
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U.S. hospitals desperate to help very sick patients with COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, are trying a..
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U.S. hospitals desperate to help very sick patients with COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, are trying a..
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A day of mourning is held for the 3,300 people who died in China, where the Covid-19 pandemic began.
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A global look at Covid-19 rumours and disinformation.
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As Russian cities go into lockdown to try to contain coronavirus, Moscow uses the latest technology to keep track of residents.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a raised temperature, seven days..
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New York state recorded more than 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, bringing its total to nearly 3,000, or about the same number killed in the..
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Italy plans to tighten health checks to ensure that work is not disrupted in a small northern town specialising in the production of medical supplies to tackle..
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The Swiss government on Friday boosted its powers to order companies to raise production of critical medical supplies like drugs and protective gear should more..
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BBC Africa's Joice Etutu tackles myths around Covid-19 that are being shared online on the continent.
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Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued..
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The mother-of-three died at Walsall Manor Hospital, where she also worked.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he lost half a stone when he fell ill with Covid-19.
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The government seems to have acted faster than many other states to tackle Covid-19, writes Andrew Harding.
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The death toll from COVID-19 at a U.S. prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, has continued climbing, with a fourth inmate now dead, the Bureau of Prisons said on..
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Still no timetable for release of kits which could show if individuals have developed immunity to Covid-19
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The 37-year-old showman has previously said he suffered with Crohn's disease and arthritis.
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Caroline Saunby died from coronavirus after putting up with what she thought was tonsillitis.
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Joseph Alsousou was asked to leave his rented room because his landlady feared getting Covid-19.
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Australia's national science agency said on Thursday it has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, as it joins a global race to..
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday the government is considering starting a new national holiday to prevent the annual mass exodus usually..
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The Covid-19 vaccine candidates will be tested on ferrets over three months in Australia.
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The army of volunteers making essential supplies for NHS workers fighting Covid-19.
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We have spoken to three people who were hospitalised after contracting coronavirus.
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Could Covid-19 permanently change how the global economy works?
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Dr Alfa Saadu worked as a medical director and across many hospitals in London, his family said.
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A doctor who returned from retirement to help coronavirus patients has died after becoming infected with the disease.
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A second inmate at the federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana has died from COVID-19, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday.
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A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are "extremely effective" at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter..
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Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected via a symptom tracker app..
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Two teenagers with no apparent underlying health conditions have died in UK after being diagnosed with Covid-19
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