The World Health Organisation today revealed a new strain of COVID-19, COVID-19.1, has been identified. A WHO spokeswoman, Pam Van Demic, further revealed the new strain's characteristics.
Speaking from WHO's Zurich headquarters, Ms Van Demic explained: "Ya, zis new virus, called COVID-19.1, only infects animals and people vith zee very low intelligence. Zee first known carrier was Prince Charles, a man known to haf an IQ roughly zee same as a chimpanzee. Zee average IQ is 100, but Prince Charles' IQ has been assessed at 1. Hence, vee haf called the new virus strain 19.1."
Quizzed about the difference between the original virus and 19.1, Van Demic explained further. "Yah, 19.1 can only be transmitted between zee really dumb people. But vee haf also discovered that man-to-animal transmission is uniquely possible viz 19.1. Vee discovered that three of zee Royal Sheep Flock haf been infected, after Prince Charles went into zee self-isolation at Balmoral Castle."
Asked how COVID-19.1 is transmitted from people to animals, Van Demic said, "Yah, vee believe it happens when zer is very close contact."
Pressed for further information on how Prince Charles infected the sheep, a Royal spokesperson declined to comment.