China bubonic plague spreads: Second village SEALED OFF as another death sparks lockdown

Sadly, a man died in the region’s city of Bayannur from multiple organ failure after contracting the deadly disease that caused the Black Death. Authorities tracked the man’s movements back to his village and sealed it off. This is the second village to be placed in quarantine within the past few weeks.

Authorities in Bayannur said: “The place of residence of the deceased is locked down, and a comprehensive epidemiological investigation is being carried out.”

The statement added: “Currently, there is a risk of the human plague spreading in our city.”

Last Thursday another person died from the bubonic plague.

This was in the adjacent city of Baotou.

Health officials in this city announced a villager there had died of circulatory system failure due to infection with bubonic plague.

Health officials then rushed to seal off the ordered the village of Suji Xincu where the deceased person had first come into contact with the disease.

The reason for such extreme measures is because the bubonic plague is a highly infectious and often fatal disease.

The World Health Organisation, WHO, said: “Bubonic plague has a case-fatality ratio of 30 percent to 100 percent if left untreated.”

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The resulting prognosis is severe if anti-biotic treatment is not sought immediately.

The last major outbreak of the bubonic plague was in China in the late 1800s.

It was called The Third Plague Pandemic and it caused the death of 12 million people.

During this plague that affected mostly India and China at the end of the 19th Century, French researchers were able to isolate the bacteria that causes the bubonic plague and also discovered how rodents are a vector for the disease to spread.

Royal revelation: Prince William reveals what ‘sealed the deal’ with Kate Middleton

During the discussion William initiated a conversation around football fans’ mental health as part of his Heads Up initiative. Speaking during the podcast, recorded at Kensington Palace before the lockdown in March, William said: “We all have mental health, and we all have to stay mentally fit.

“It’s a strength to talk about your mental health, it’s not a weakness. You know, if you’re not feeling well, something’s bothering you, talk about it – it’s not a problem.”

The Duke also spoke about his passion for football and mocked his own defending technique, referring to is as a “fat knacker running around at the back, panting”.

He also confessed to have played a prank on one of his football opponents, getting a security officer to pretend he was a sniper.

He said: “A long time ago, I got one of my policemen to take a laser pen out with them. And I got him to red mark, red dot one of the players.

“I kept saying, ‘see, see what happened to you’. I was about 15 at the time I said, ‘see, he’s following you, following you.”

Mr Crouch, a former England forward, asked incredulously if he pretended to have a sniper on him.

William said: “Exactly… it put him off for about, you know, 10 minutes.”

The Duke also explained how football has become more important in his life thanks to his children.

He said: “Since being a dad, without a doubt, football has become way more important to me than ever used to, it’s really weird. Like it’s changed a lot.

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“That was early on in the courtship, that was – think that sealed the deal.”

As Mr Crouch laughed, the Duke added: “It didn’t go well. Honestly, I have no idea why I bought her a pair of binoculars, it seemed like a good idea at the time.”

William also read a series of messages from members of the audience.

He read out one from a man who said he met him, while he was out with RAF friends, when he caught his eye while they were in the toilets during the half-time break at a Blackpool match.

William said: “Well I can’t vouch for me eyeing someone up in the loo, it sounds really quite awkward, but I was at a Blackpool game on a stag do.


Coronavirus map LIVE: Second wave strikes as MORE towns and cities sealed off

Coronavirus cases have now exceeded 10 million, a major milestone in the spread of a disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. This week Leicester re-entered lockdown after a spike in cases, with several other towns across the UK facing a similar fate.

Among the global areas on alert is Tokyo, which confirmed more than 100 infections on Thursday, the highest daily tally in two months in the city at the centre of Japan’s outbreak.

The jump comes after the city of 14 million sought to hold new daily cases at fewer than 20 since the government lifted a state of emergency on May 25, only to see its tally consistently exceed 50 over the past week.

Meanwhile, the Australian State of Victoria was placed into lockdown as 289 new cases were recorded since Monday.

Australian police have set up suburban checkpoints in new coronavirus hotspots in Melbourne earlier today, as authorities struggled to contain new outbreaks in the country’s second-largest city, even as travel restrictions eased elsewhere.


Meanwhile, the world’s most populous state California imposed sweeping “stay-at-home” restrictions on its residents in March after it recorded more than 8,000 new cases.

Economic forecasters say it will likely inflict more financial pain on the owners of bars and restaurants who have struggled to survive the pandemic.



07:30 update: Nicola Sturgeon expected to announce decision on Scotland’s 2m social distancing rule update

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is today expected to announce whether the 2m social distancing rule in the country will be relaxed or not.

It’s understood that the Scottish leader will receive scientific advice on which to base her decision.

It comes as England is due to relax its own measures by implementing a “one metre plus” rule on July 4, in which people can come closer than two meters to one another – but no more than one – as long as they take other precautions such as not sitting face-to-face.

However, the new guidelines still state that people should stay 2m apart where possible.

Glasgow incident: City centre sealed off after 'police officer stabbed'

According to local reports, around 20 police vehicles have descended on West George Street in the city. 

LBC journalist, Fraser Knight said: “Huge police and ambulance response to an incident on West George Street in Glasgow – reports of a police officer being stabbed.”

More to follow…