Two prisoners in Oxfordshire are being tested for the coronavirus after a man who was transferred from a prison in Thailand collapsed in his cell last night.
⬛ A total of 33 cases of the coronavirus, now called COVID-19, were diagnosed in Thailand - it was the first country outside China to declare cases on Jan. 13.
|HMP Bullingdon in Oxfordshire, COVID-19 coronavirus.|
Men stay at HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester.
A source in the association of prison officials told MailOnline that panic had arisen after a man collapsed last night and another had flu-like symptoms.
⬛ The entire wing is currently blocked and will be blocked for the next 72 hours or so.
This means that the prisoners will stay in their cells for an extended period of time and will feed on plates pushed through the doorways.
This is because the UK is on high alert for more coronavirus cases, with hundreds of people tested and images of doctors in protective gear.
Five cases of the virus were diagnosed in England last week, bringing the total to eight, all in isolation in London and Newcastle hospitals. Over 43,000 cases and 1,018 deaths have been confirmed worldwide.
In other global events in the coronavirus outbreak:
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the disease was officially named COVID-19.
Hong Kong's Department of Public Health predicts that the coronavirus could infect more than 60 percent of the world's population.
The WHO head acknowledged the outbreak as "a very serious threat to the rest of the world".
China fired two of the most senior officials in the Hubei quarantine region amid a public outcry over how they handled the outbreak.
North Korea has sent 500 workers to secure its border with China to prevent the spread of the nation's virus.
Thailand was the last country to reject the Diamond Princess cruise ship for fear that some of its passengers might fall ill - after Taiwan and Japan refused to allow it to dock.
Britain is facing a serious coronavirus outbreak and Brighton is at the centre of it because it is the home of a 53-year-old businessman, Walsh, who has infected at least 11 people in Europe and the UK in the last two weeks.
Unfortunately, the number of coronavirus cases in the UK doubled yesterday to eight after four more patients tested positive for the killer virus.
Dr. Catriona Greenwood is considered one of the two infected doctors, and may have passed the problem on to her patients.