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Global Covid report: China and WHO criticised for early mistakes; US urges more Wuhan access (source — www.theguardian.com) 19/01/2021 05:47:38

Independent panel criticises WHO for not declaring emergency until 30 January and Biden and Trump camps clash over easing travel restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverag...

Meat exporters coping with port issues in China (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 19/01/2021 04:52:55

Tighter Covid-19 restrictions at Chinese ports have been causing disruption, but most exporters are coping, Export New Zealand says.

Air NZ most complained about company, Commerce Commission says (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 19/01/2021 02:24:40

Air New Zealand topped the list in a year when it was caught off guard by Covid-19.

China and WHO made mistakes in containing Covid outbreak, says panel (source — www.theguardian.com) 19/01/2021 01:31:06

Independent panel criticises WHO for not declaring international emergency until 30 January Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn independent panel has said that Chinese offic...

Covid helping NZ crack billion-dollar gaming market (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 18/01/2021 19:00:00

Gaming is set to be New Zealand's next billion-dollar industry, and Covid-19 is emerging as a serious player in that goal.

Here's What Covid Travel Changes Mean For Your Holiday Plans (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 18/01/2021 15:42:38

In an effort to stop as-yet-unidentified new strains of the virus from entering the country, the UK government has scrapped all travel corridors to the UK until at least February 15.All incoming trave...

UK's Strict Travel Rules Begin - One Year After The First Covid Case Was Detected In England (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 18/01/2021 10:10:32

As of 4am on Monday morning, everyone who wants to travel to the UK will have to provide a negative coronavirus test. Proof of the test, taken up to three days before traveling, must be shown on ...

Covid-19: Six new cases of coronavirus detected at the border (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 18/01/2021 03:58:34

Six new coronavirus cases have been detected at New Zealand's border.

Covid-19 update: Six new cases in MIQ (source — www.rnz.co.nz) 18/01/2021 03:55:58

There are six new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand.

Covid-19: New Zealanders will have to wait their turn for coronavirus vaccination, says Chris Hipkins (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 18/01/2021 01:47:57

Covid-19 Recovery Minister Chris Hipkins is optimistic of vaccine arriving by the end of March, with a vaccination campaign to take most of the year.

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death