Coronavirus UK: Search for close contact with first cases underway

first_imgSaturday 1 February 2020 10:56 am Public Health England (PHE) has said anyone who had close contact – defined as being within two metres of those infected for 15 minutes or more – will receive health advice. Coronavirus UK: Authorities searching for those who came into contact with first cases The virus is said to have a mortality rate of around two per cent. Staycity said its hotel in York would remain open and the apartments would be disinfected, having consulted with PHE. whatsapp Search for those who may have come into contact with Chinese nationals diagnosed with coronavirus is underway (AFP via Getty Images) They were taken ill while staying at a Staycity apartment-hotel in York. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoFactablePut Baking Soda Around The Base Of A Tomato Plant, Here’s WhyFactableUndoCrowdy FanCouple Who Waits 9 Years To Open Their Wedding Present Gets A Rude AwakeningCrowdy FanUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo UK authorities are trying to trace people who may have come into close contact with the two Chinese nationals diagnosed with the coronavirus in the UK on Friday. Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at PHE, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with the confirmed cases. “Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed cases.” Peacock had previously said they did not have “any idea” of how high that number might be. Share The pair, who are members of the same family, are being treated in a specialist isolation unit at the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle. Search for those who may have come into contact with Chinese nationals diagnosed with coronavirus is underway (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus UK: Authorities searching for those who came into contact with first cases Michael Searles Show Comments ▼ Search for those who may have come into contact with Chinese nationals diagnosed with coronavirus is underway (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus UK: Authorities searching for those who came into contact with first cases whatsapp The number of cases has also risen to almost 12,000. However, there have been no deaths outside of China. So far the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus has reached 259 according to officials in China. last_img read more

Drugs are getting into Alaska prisons through the mail. Now, they want to give inmates copies.

first_imgCrime & Courts | Public Safety | State GovernmentDrugs are getting into Alaska prisons through the mail. Now, they want to give inmates copies.December 12, 2019 by Nat Herz, Alaska Public Media Share:Corrections officers wait outside of a cell during a weekly inspection at the on June 18, 2016, at  the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is proposing to stop giving state prisoners their mail — instead providing them with copies to make sure that no “contraband” gets through with the original version, according to budget documents.The Department of Corrections is asking lawmakers to approve a $400,000 budget boost to hire four employees who would need to copy an estimated 908,645 pages of inmate mail each year, the department said in budget documents released Wednesday.According to those documents, “Incoming inmate mail is a regular source of contraband. While all mail, except privileged attorney mail, is already opened by prison staff, contraband still gets into the facility through the mail. The best way to combat this problem is to photocopy incoming inmate mail and only distribute the copies.”Corrections officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the proposal.The state of Pennsylvania adopted a similar policy last year in an effort to block illegal drugs, namely synthetic marijuana, from getting into its prisons.But it was forced to stop the practice after two federal lawsuits were filed to block it, according to a local newspaper. The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups alleged that allowing prison guards to open inmates’ mail failed to guarantee the confidentiality of communications with their attorneys.The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has also adopted the copying practice at certain federal corrections facilities, the Associated Press reported in October. Share this story:last_img read more