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Coronavirus: South Korea's 'trace, test and treat' approach

Daegu city has been worst affected by the coronavirus in South Korea



In a car park behind a hospital in Seoul, 45-year-old Rachel Kim rolls down her car window and sticks out her tongue. She travelled to Daegu last week, the area with the highest number of coronavirus cases in South Korea.

Now she's developed a bad cough and a fever. Fearing the worst, she decided to get a Covid-19 test at one of the dozens of drive-through centres. Two people dressed head-to-toe in white protective clothing, clear goggles and surgical face masks are ready for her.

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Tom Hanks coronavirus: Actor and wife Rita Wilson test positive

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson sought tests in Australia

 

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has revealed that he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia.

Hanks and Wilson, both 63, sought medical advice after experiencing symptoms of a cold in Queensland, the actor wrote on Instagram.

They will now spend time in isolation, he added.

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Coronavirus: Italy extends emergency measures nationwide

 
Italians have been ordered to stay at home in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus



Italy has extended its emergency coronavirus measures, which include travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country.

On Monday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ordered people to stay home and seek permission for essential travel.

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Coronavirus: Italy reports biggest daily jump in death toll

Churches have been fumigated in Naples

 

The death toll from the new coronavirus in Italy has risen to 197 after the largest daily increase in fatalities there since the outbreak began.

Officials said 49 people had died in 24 hours, while more than 4,600 cases have been reported in total.

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Coronavirus: Risk of spread upgraded to highest level

The WHO has raised the risk but data shows there is not yet a global pandemic



The World Health Organization (WHO) has upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to "very high" - its top level of risk assessment.

But the UN body said there was still a chance of containing the virus if its chain of transmission were broken.

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