Health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he expected thousands of urgently needed ventilators will be produced as part of the United States’ response to the coronavirus pandemic. The president, speaking at a signing ceremony for a coronavirus economic relief bill, did not specify if he was referring to devices that
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DEPOK, Indonesia (Reuters) – After a busy session at his clinic, Indonesian doctor Fakhrurrozi hops on the back of a motorized tricycle with a loud-hailer to urge residents to stay at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Fakhrurrozi, 53, who uses one name, started the initiative along with three volunteers last month after
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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Yoshiro Mori, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga attend a telephone conference with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (not pictured) at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan March 24, 2020, in this photo
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YEREVAN (Reuters) – A 72-year-old man diagnosed with the coronavirus died in Armenia on Thursday, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said, reporting the country’s first death related to the virus. Armenia, a country of around 3 million people, had reported 290 coronavirus cases as of Thursday, the highest number among countries in the South Caucasus region.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Smita Paul has been sewing scarves and clothing for her small fashion business since 2003 but ever since the coronavirus struck the Bay Area and created a shortage in personal protective equipment for hospital workers, she has switched from sewing scarves to sewing masks. Smita Paul, founder of Indigo Handloom, sews
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due to a “very large acceleration” in infections there, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. A deserted Times Square is pictured following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City,
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous state recorded its highest daily rise in coronavirus cases on Tuesday and officials warned of harsher penalties for anybody violating self-isolation orders as the country stepped closer to a full lockdown. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks during a state memorial honouring victims of the Australian bushfires at
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A medical staff of general practitioners walk to their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test center set up outside a doctor’s office in a tent at Berlin’s Reinickendorf district, Germany, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen to 22,672 and 86 people have died from the
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick arrives for a meeting to address the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, at Cabinet Office in London, Britain March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has received the first prototypes of new ventilators to help the health service
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) could be “overwhelmed” by the coronavirus like the Italian health system in just two weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned in the face of rising numbers of deaths. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
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LONDON (Reuters) – British technology firm Smiths Group said it was making one of its ventilators available for other manufacturers to produce, part of a coordinated attempt to tackle a shortage of life-saving equipment as coronavirus spreads. The group’s Smiths Medical unit was providing intellectual property and advice to other companies to make its PARAPAC
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