Archive | April 4, 2020

Update @00:40 UTC: Coronavirus Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance Subject To Change: #coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #quarantine #GlobalEmergency #HealthEmergency

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Two prisoner officers from Pentonville prison in London have died from Coronavirus #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #PentonvillePrison #London #pandemic

Coronavirus Alert_2

The two prisoner officers from Pentonville prison in London who have passed away after suffering from coronavirus symptoms (see 21.13) are the first prison officers to die from the virus in the UK, the Prison Officers’ Association has told the Guardian.

Mark Fairhurst, National Chair of the POA, told the Guardian that 7,900 prison staff, including officers, support grade staff and governors, were self isolating, and a further 15 had confirmed cases of coronavirus.

He also said that 90 prisoners had been confirmed as suffering from Covid-19, with another 1,200 prisoners self-isolating.

Courtesy of theguardian.com

Cats have been infected with coronavirus in Wuhan, and can get the virus from close contact with humans #COVID19 #coronavirus #Wuhan #China #Cats #pandemic

Coronavirus Alert_2

Cats have been infected with coronavirus in Wuhan, and can get the virus from close contact with humans, Chinese state media is reporting.

According to a new report, 15 of the serum samples of 102 cats collected in Wuhan, where the virus originated, tested positive for coronavirus.

In 11 of the 15 positive tests, neutralising antibodies for coronavirus were found. Three of samples from cats whose owners had coronavirus had a higher number of neutralising antibodies, which indicates the cats may have been infected from close contact with their owners, the report suggests.

The report was published by researchers at the Huazhong Agricultural University and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and the findings have been reported in China’s Global Times.

Courtesy of theguardian.com