WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 65

Two new countries/territories/areas from the Western Pacific Region [1], and Eastern Mediterranean Region [1] have reported cases of COVID-19. OpenWHO released its introductory video on COVID-19 in Indian sign language yesterday, which is the first sign language resource on the Read More …

Oxford Uni and King’s College developing prototype for rapidly deployable ventilator

For immediate release An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK’s capacity for ventilator manufacture. Engineers, anaesthetists and surgeons from the University of Oxford and King’s College London are building and testing prototypes that Read More …

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 58

One new country/territory/area (European Region [1]) has reported cases of COVID-19. Data presented in the COVID-19 Situation Reports has changed to reflect data reported as of 00:00 CET. As this is the first Situation Report with the new reporting period, Read More …

Oxford scientists develop rapid testing technology for COVID-19

For immediate release University of Oxford – 18 March 2020: Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have developed a rapid testing technology for the novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2 Read More …

Oxford University infectious disease experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing

For Immediate Release Oxford University – 17 March 2020: A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing. If rapidly Read More …

Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus

President Donald Trump announced plans to partner with pharmaceutical and retail companies to set up drive-thru test sites for coronavirus in an effort to catch up to a nationwide demand and deliver on the administration’s promise for wider access to Read More …

Coronavirus: China’s first confirmed COVID-19 case traced back to November 17

The first case of someone in China suffering from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, can be traced back to November 17 according to government data seen by the South China Morning Post. Chinese authorities have so far Read More …

US moves to implement Europe travel restrictions Friday

The United States is preparing to implement another set of severe travel restrictions as the Trump administration grapples with how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, banning travelers from dozens of countries, rerouting flights and diverting thousands of airline passengers for medical screening. At 11:59 p.m. Read More …

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 52

Four new countries/territories/areas (French Polynesia, Turkey, Honduras and Côte d’Ivoire) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The Clinical Unit continues to convene clinicians around the globe, twice weekly by teleconference (COVID-19 Clinical Network) to share knowledge Read More …

Coronavirus: Italy extends emergency measures nationwide

Italy has extended its emergency coronavirus measures, which include travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country. On Monday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ordered people to stay home and seek permission for essential travel. He said Read More …