FILE PHOTO: A Dyson logo is seen on one of company's products presented during an event in Beijing, China September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has ordered 10,000 medical ventilators designed at breakneck speed by vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson, billionaire founder James Dyson said in an email to staff on Wednesday, as the country tries to boost the number of ventilators available to treat coronavirus..
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Saturday urged 1.5 million people identified by the National Health Service (NHS) as being at higher risk of severe illness if they contract coronavirus to stay at home to protect themselves.
General view of a near deserted Carnaby Street as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain March 21, 2020 REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
The country has been stepping up measures to fight the virus th..
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.
FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 20, 2020. Julian Simmonds/Pool via REUTERS
The death toll in Italy reached almost 5,000 on S..
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Saturday told people who were panic-buying and hoarding food due to the coronavirus outbreak to calm down, pointing to a video on social media showing an exhausted nurse driven to tears by finding shelves bare after her shift.
FILE PHOTO: People queue with shopping carts outside of a Sainsbury's store, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Hann..
Lukasz Szumowski has pretty much everything necessary to be a successful politician at the moment. He is a doctor, he worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta after he completed his studies and was a full professor by age 44. For the last two years, he has been Poland's health minister.
Szumowski isn't exactly a shrill populist. With his sonorous voice, he addresses the Polish public each day, rattling off statistics on the newest coronav..
On Sunday, a concerned Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte made a personal call to officials at the Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo. He wanted to know if the national government in Rome could do anything to help. The ultra-modern clinic is barely able to keep up with the countless numbers of COVID-19 patients it is having to treat from Bergamo and the surrounding area. The hospital has a shortage of protective masks, ventilator..
As the coronavirus spreads around the world, two places that seem to have a heightened need for security are hospitals and supermarkets. The number of inquiries from customers has increased noticeably since the crisis began, Germany's Federal Association of Security Companies (BDSW) said in response to questions from DER SPIEGEL.
"Companies seem to be worried that social distances measures will be tightened and that this will cause some cus..
When the news began spreading on Sunday that the French luxury firm LVMH was converting its entire perfume production to the manufacture of disinfectant gel, the details of the matter may have been uncertain, but one thing was clear: It was a moment that would go down in history for the parent company of Dior and other legendary brands.
A pandemic sharpens perceptions, and the memory functions even more precisely. Things happen so quickly, our h..
Coronavirus: Coronaviruses are a family of viruses to which the pathogen currently spreading around the world also belongs. Because it didn't have a name at the beginning of the pandemic, it was simply referred to as "novel coronavirus."
SARS-CoV-2: The World Health Organization (WHO) gave the novel coronavirus the name SARS-CoV-2, which stands for "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2." The name refers to the virus which can trig..
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