WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 72

  Three new countries/territories/areas reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours: Botswana, Burundi, and Sierra Leone. WHO has released a scientific brief on the off-label use of medicines for COVID-19. A number of medicines have been suggested as Read More …

Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium: Companies now received formal orders from the Government in excess of 10,000 units

A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. The VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium (“the consortium”) is led by Dick Elsy, CEO of Read More …

UK Data Centers Plead for Critical Status for Contractors as Coronavirus Takes Hold

The data center industry has been lobbying the British government to give formal clearance to contractors maintaining the digital infrastructure that is keeping the economy running as the lockdown steadily intensifies in defense against the coronavirus. Britain’s liberal response to Read More …

UK police use drones and roadblocks to enforce lockdown

A police force has defended using a drone camera to shame people into not driving into a national park during the lockdown, while another force said it was introducing roadblocks to stop drivers heading to tourist hotspots. A new law Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …