Townsquare Media Victoria is dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information from the Crossroads. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice external icon for the naming of new human infectious diseases. SEE THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND STORIES BELOW:

Dog Catches Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Humans
In a press release issued by the Texas Animal Commission, a dog in North Texas has caught the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. Let me be clear, the dog did not catch COVID-19, but there is cause for concern.  The Tarrant County dog was confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2...
Caterpillar Announces a Temporary Shut Down in Victoria
Caterpillar officials has announced another temporary shut down.  This shut down comes months after another shutdown and layoffs.
This shut down is scheduled to take place on July 6th-17th and is part of a larger response by the company...

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