Coronavirus spreads though British prisons as inmates and those awaiting trial can’t escape

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Coronavirus spreads through British jails


Inmates and those awaiting trail in British jails are spreading Coronavirus 2019-nCoV to each other

HM Bullingdon, a prison close to tourist hotspot Bicester, 63 miles/101 km north of London has confirmed it is infected with Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. (also known as COVID-19)

The prison with 1’114 current inmates, a combination of sentenced inmates and civilians awaiting trial, has confined the infected to their cells 24 hours a day (usually inmate spend 23 hours per day in their cells). However in the grossly overcrowded and often unhygienic British prisons, disease spreads rapidly.

The WHO (World Health Organisation) has estimated the first vaccines not to be ready for at least another 18 months. However they expect the natural voracity of the virus to drop off before then.

The WHO had initially labeled the new strain of the Coronavirus (which is in the same family of Coronaviruses that cause SARS) Novel Coronavirus (meaning new Coronavirus), this was then rebranded as 2019-nCoV (standing for 2019 Novel Coronavirus), this has since been finally labeled and categorised as COVID-19 (Coronavirus ID 2019).

If you hear the terms Novel Coronavirus, nCoV or COVID19 they refer to one and the same disease.

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