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:
Woman Fakes COVID-19 to Get Out of Work, Boss Catches Her Partying
Should she be fired?
Bruce Dickinson Tests Positive for COVID Despite Being Vaccinated
"I’ve pretty much got no doubt that had I not had the vaccine, I could be in serious trouble.”
Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge
See Disney's list of requirements for an acceptable face mask.
Judas Priest’s Rob Halford – ‘Listen to the Scientists, Not the Politicians’
The Metal God gives advice on how to get through the pandemic.
Quentin Tarantino Calls Current Movie Release Model ‘Depressing’
The director shared his honest feelings.
Poison’s Rikki Rockett Has COVID Despite Being ‘Fully Vaccinated’
Drummer believes things "could have been a lot worse" had he not been inoculated.
A Lot of Texans Say Their Alcohol Tolerance Has Increased During Pandemic
I could always handle my booze pretty well, but I have to admit to my tolerance being much higher these days.
The Best Movies of 2021 So Far
Everything you have to see, in theaters and on streaming.
The ‘Cannonball Run’ is Real, and COVID Helped Set a New Record
With traffic at an all-time low, cross country racers hit the road in 2020.
Eric Clapton Feels ‘Ostracized’ By Friends Over His COVID Views
“My phone doesn’t ring very often,” the guitarist admits.
Small Venues Still at Risk as COVID Cash Fails to Arrive
“Not a single penny” released five months after Save Our Stages bill was passed.
Entire State of Texas Reports Zero COVID-Related Deaths on May 16th
For the first time in over a year, the entire state of Texas was able to report ZERO COVID-19 related deaths.