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Coronavirus in the UK: Two prisoners test positive after showing flu-like symptoms – inews, Inews.co.uk

One prisoner had been transferred from Thailand

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Official coronavirus named

The diagnoses came as the World Health Organization (WHO) officially named the virus COVID – 36. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general, told a press conference a name was decided that “did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease”. Steve Walsh contracted the

– nCoV strain of coronavirus while attending a conference in Singapore (Photo: Servomex / AFP / Getty) Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director at the WHO Health Emergencies Program, told a press conference: “I really wish we could refrain from personalizing these issues down to individuals who spread disease. This is deeply, deeply unhelpful. ”

British prevention push

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock (Photo: Getty) Also on Tuesday, (Health Secretary Matt Hancock) told MPs in the Commons that new funding was being launched immediately “to support any urgent works the NHS needs for the coronavirus response, such as the creation of further isolation areas and other necessary facilities.”

Earlier, Professor Paul Cosford, emeritus medical director of Public Health England (PHE), said “contact tracing” run by PHE was “working very well”.

He added: “I should say that the people who are of c oncern are those who have had very close contact with somebody with coronavirus, face-to-face contact or within a two-meter range for (minutes or more. “

Prof Cosford said PHE was working to trace the small number of contacts of the two doctors, including a Brighton GP, who were among the four new cases announced on Monday.

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