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A Tokyo hospital treating coronavirus patients issued guidance last week to its doctors and nurses: only one surgical mask per staff will be allocated each day due to a supply shortage. It meant that the hospital only had enough in stock to last for another month so staff should use the same mask throughout the day.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): As viruses are not static but prone to mutation, it is no surprise that there are subtle variations in the coronavirus causing the Covid-19 disease, Associate Professor Kenneth Mak, director of medical services at the Ministry of Health (MOH), said on Friday (March 6).
(Reuters) - First, the food buffet was shut down as gloved staff scurried about wiping every surface in sight. Then the ocean liner's gym, bar, casino and boutiques were closed, with passengers urged to keep to themselves. Finally, they were confined to their staterooms.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military laboratories have started receiving their own testing kits to determine whether American troops have the new coronavirus, officials said, after relying on outside testing in the roughly two months since China reported the first cases.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The coronavirus outbreak radiated across the United States on Thursday, surfacing in at least four new states and San Francisco as Congress quickly approved more than $8 billion (£6.2 billion) to fight the outbreak.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Thursday they expect to be able to get enough coronavirus tests to public laboratories this week to test about 400,000 people, and acknowledged the challenge for doctors seeking to get patients screened for the disease.
Two weeks ago, Sand Hill Road VC firm Andreessen Horowitz received some heckling after posting a "No Handshakes” notice on their front entrance. Coronavirus cases were still rare outside of China, and it was easy to dismiss the precautions as symptomatic of Silicon Valley’s heightened self-importance.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved on Wednesday an $8.3 billion bill to combat the spread of the new coronavirus and develop vaccines for the highly contagious disease, sending it to the Senate for final passage.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. death toll from coronavirus infections rose to 11 on Wednesday as new cases emerged around New York City and Los Angeles, while Seattle-area health officials discouraged social gatherings amid the nation's largest outbreak.