Two inmates tested for coronavirus at prison in Oxfordshire

Two prisoners are understood to have been tested for coronavirus at a jail in Oxfordshire.

The men are inmates at Bullingdon prison near Bicester and are being kept in isolation in their cells, Sky News reports.

Public Health England are understood to be on site and access is being restricted to one wing where the prisoners are being held.

It comes as the World Health Organisation named the coronavirus which originated in Wuhan, China, Covid-19, director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced.

Dr Ghebreyesus told a press conference WHO chose the name as it ‘did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease’.

He said: ‘Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising.

‘It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.’

This is a breaking story we will be updating.

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