25 August, 2020
First documented coronavirus reinfection reported in Hong Kong
A man in his 30’s is reported to have become reinfected with coronavirus more than 4 months after his first diagnosis.
Hong Kong scientists say that the two strains of the virus are “clearly different”, making it the world’s first proven case of reinfection
The World Health Organization warns it is important not to jump to conclusions based on the case of one patient, and experts say reinfections may be rare and not necessarily serious. It is fully expected that the virus will mutate over time.
Usain Bolt tested positive for COVID-19 following his birthday celebrations.
Usain Bolt, world sprinting superstar, has tested positive for COVID-19 just days following his “big, mask-free” birthday party.
The Jamaican 100m and 200m sprint world record holder is said to be isolating at his home in Jamaica, and has so far not displayed any symptoms of the illness.
Did these countries dodge the COVID bullet?
Read this BBC article about the 10 nations that managed to keep COVID at bay!
Latest Coronavirus News & Statistics
- Infections in the USA are expected to surpass 6 million by the end of the week.
- The UN Chief has suggested that the global tourism industry has lost £245bn in 5 months, due to the coronavirus.
- Worldometers: Up to date Coronavirus statistics
Main image: Hong Kong, November 2011, MojoBaron, Flickr Creative Commons