Tag Archives: Infection

Hamsters behind Hong Kong Delta variant outbreak, study finds

More import controls on the pet trade could reduce animal-to-human transmission of Covid-19, researchers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) said on Friday, after they found hamsters could contract and spread the coronavirus.The investigation was jointly conducted by HKU’s school of public health and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation …

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Hong Kong prisons report 1,000 coronavirus cases among inmates

About 1,000 inmates and suspects remanded in Hong Kong prisons have tested positive for Covid-19 during the city’s worsening outbreak, forcing correctional authorities to turn one of their buildings into a third isolation facility.The Correctional Services Department (CSD) revealed that as of Wednesday, about 1,000 persons-in-custody had become infected whilst …

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New coronavirus case emerges in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan’s tally rises to 20 | The Express Tribune

The second coronavirus case of Gilgit-Baltistan emerged on Wednesday, raising Pakistan’s tally of total confirmed cases to 20. The 14-year-old boy, a resident of Skardu, was held at an isolation centre where he tested positive for the mysterious viral pneumonia-like disease caused by the novel coronavirus. So far 20 Pakistanis have been …

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