Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Top manufacturer warns ‘massive shortage’ of ventilators in UK

Britain faces a "massive shortage" of ventilators that will be needed to treat critically ill patients suffering from coronavirus, after it failed to invest...

UK scientists to track mutations in coronavirus to map spread

UK scientists are to track the spread of the new coronavirus and watch for emerging mutations by using gene sequencing to analyse the strains...

Indemnity to cover situations ‘technically outside of regulatory standards’, PDA clarifies

Indemnity cover will be extended to include such activities pharmacists have to take up in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Pharmacists’ Defence Association...

UK confirms third case of coronavirus

A further patient has tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total number of cases in the country to three, England's chief...

Coronavirus: FIP publishes international guidelines for pharmacists

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) on Thursday published detailed guidelines for pharmacists across the world on how to deal with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The...

Fourth person dies from coronavirus in UK, Health Secretary confirms

A fourth person in the UK has died from coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday in a statement to parliament. "Here in the UK, as...

UK team tests coronavirus vaccine on mice

A team of UK scientists believe they are among the first to start animal testing of a vaccine for the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed...

NAPC supports demand of ‘urgent funding’ for pharmacies

National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) has lent its voice to the growing demand of urgent funding support for pharmacies as the country toughens...

BREAKING: Hancock self-isolates after testing positive for coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Twitter on Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms. "Following medical...

UK to speed up Covid-19 testing as criticism grows

Britain's government said on Wednesday (1) it would ramp up the number of coronavirus tests amid widespread criticism that it was doing far too...