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Two hippos in Belgian zoo test positive for Covid-19.

Two hippos have tested positive for Covid-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium in what could be the first reported cases in the species, zoo staff said.

Hippos Imani, aged 14, and 41-year-old Hermien have no symptoms apart from a runny nose, but the zoo said the pair had been put into quarantine as a precaution.

“To my knowledge, this is the first time in this species. Worldwide, this virus has been reported mainly in great apes and felines,” said the zoo’s vet, Francis Vercammen.

The coronavirus is thought to have jumped from an animal to a human, and it is proved to have passed from humans to animals.

Pets including cats, dogs and ferrets have become infected following contact with their owners, while in zoos, cases have been reported in animals such as big cats, otters, primates and hyenas.

The disease has also spread in mink farms and to wild animals, such as deer.

Antwerp Zoo is investigating the causes of the contagion. None of the zookeepers had recently shown Covid-19 symptoms or tested positive for the virus, the zoo said. – Reuters

Tomi Lahren sounds off on lack of parents' rights in schools.

Tomi Lahren sounds off on lack of parents' rights in schools.

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Gordon Brown: 'I fear scandal is going to follow Boris Johnson for as long as he is PM'.

Gordon Brown: 'I fear scandal is going to follow Boris Johnson for as long as he is PM'.

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown thinks the chaos engulfing Downing Street this past week, is about "standards in public life". He said he fears that "scandal is going to follow Boris Johnson for as long as he is Prime Minister". Mr Brown also d...

Ukraine 'prepared to fight', ambassador to UK says

Ukraine 'prepared to fight', ambassador to UK says

Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine's ambassador to the UK, told Trevor Phillips on Sunday that he "does believe" Britain's accusation that Vladimir Putin is plotting to install a pro-Moscow leader as head of the government in Ukraine. He said: "I do believe...

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England's Children’s Commissioner expresses concerns for children's attendance in schools.

England's Children’s Commissioner expresses concerns for children's attendance in schools.

England's Children's Commissioner, Rachel de Souza, has expressed her concerns for children's attendance in schools. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: For more cont...

Hard to detect omicron offshoot BA.2 spreads rapidly in Europe - DW News

Hard to detect omicron offshoot BA.2 spreads rapidly in Europe - DW News

Governments around the world are tracking the spread of what is considered to be an offshoot of the omicron variant. Scientists have labelled it 'BA.2'. It's nicknamed 'the stealth variant' because it's more difficult to detect. And it has become ...

South African doctors fear new COVID variants could evolve in untreated HIV population.

South African doctors fear new COVID variants could evolve in untreated HIV population.

South Africa's Omicron COVID wave is passing but scientists fear patients with untreated HIV are more vulnerable to the virus. It is also feared new variants of concern could evolve and be transmitted by those with weakened immune systems. SUBSCRI...