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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 2 April 2020, more than 981,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than two hundred countries and territories, resulting in approximately 50,200 deaths. More than 204,000 people have recovered.

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Iceland Allows Everyone In The Country To Be Tested For Coronavirus [Video]

Iceland Allows Everyone In The Country To Be Tested For Coronavirus

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Matt Hancock coronavirus briefing highlights [Video]

Matt Hancock coronavirus briefing highlights

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Sturgeon presser

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Drive-through testing centre in Fife [Video]

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Drive through testing for coronavirus has been available at a clinic in Fife, Scotland since early March. The UK government has been criticised for their slow uptake of testing for the virus, with the..

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Specially trained sniffer dogs could help identify carriers of Covid-19 and help control the spread of the disease, according to scientists in the UK.

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Qatar Airways launches new measures to tackle COVID-19 [Video]

Qatar Airways launches new measures to tackle COVID-19

It comes as Qatar has increased restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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The World Health Organization warns against the use of Chloroquine, but some Senegalese doctors say it is a cheaper solution.

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Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, said testing was “how we would unlock the coronavirus puzzle” and “defeat it in the end”.

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Explainer: A complete picture of how coronavirus infects and damages the human body [Video]

Explainer: A complete picture of how coronavirus infects and damages the human body

The COVID-19 coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, targets human cells with ACE2 receptors, which are found in the respiratory system. The immune response can trigger potentially deadly inflammations and the..

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Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million Toward Coronavirus Research [Video]

Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million Toward Coronavirus Research

Dolly Parton has long been the champion of the underdog and supporter of great causes. The famed singer announced she was making a $1 million donation to coronavirus research. "We are incredibly..

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COVID-19 survivors speak: 'You feel breathless and you understand it may be your last breath' [Video]

COVID-19 survivors speak: 'You feel breathless and you understand it may be your last breath'

COVID-19 survivors speak: 'You feel breathless and you understand it may be your last breath'

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Eoin Morgan: Cricket not at the forefront of minds during coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Eoin Morgan: Cricket not at the forefront of minds during coronavirus lockdown

EMB 18.00. England cricketer Eoin Morgan speaks to the press from his home via videolink during the UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown. The limited-overs team captain said that cricket was not at the forefront..

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Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find 'effective' antibodies [Video]

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find 'effective' antibodies

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 cells, which eventually could be helpful..

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Sturgeon: Intensive care influx expected as coronavirus deaths in Scotland rise to 76 [Video]

Sturgeon: Intensive care influx expected as coronavirus deaths in Scotland rise to 76

The number of seriously ill coronavirus patients being admitted to intensive care will continue to rise for at least the next two to three weeks, Scotland’s First Minister warned, as she announced..

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Elton John's Living Room Concert raises $8M for COVID-19 relief efforts [Video]

Elton John's Living Room Concert raises $8M for COVID-19 relief efforts

Sir Elton John's Living Room Convert For America has raised $8 million to go towards relief efforts in the fight against coronavirus.

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Across the US animal shelters have closed their doors in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. But new abandoned animals keep coming to the shelters. As a result, Busch Beer has teamed up with..

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A Cat in Belgium Tested Positive for COVID-19 [Video]

A Cat in Belgium Tested Positive for COVID-19

Though human-to-pet transmission of the virus is thought to be extremely rare.

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