New research has found that cats can be infected by the novel coronavirus and can transmit the infection to other cats. However, dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks are not susceptible to COVID-19, the infection caused by the coronavirus. It is unclear how cats can transmit the infection to other cats.
Biolidics, a Singapore-based medical technology company, is set to launch a 10-minute rapid test kit for detecting patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The rapid test kit enables an effective screening, with an accuracy of more than 95 percent.
Kalie Shorr has recently revealed she contracted COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new virus, even after social distancing and staying at home, except for a few trips for groceries. She took to Twitter to share her experience with the coronavirus infection.
Italy has been the worst-hit nation by the coronavirus, which has killed more than 60 doctors across the country. The National Federation of Orders of Surgeons and Dentists has compiled a list of doctors who died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced that his administration is extending the national social distancing guidelines to April 30 in order to prevent a major death toll. He said by extending the guidelines, he wants to keep the death toll under 100,000.