Monday, October 26, 2020

Four more coronavirus cases in UK bring total to 40

Four further cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, bringing the total number of cases to 40, England’s chief medical officer...

PM Johnson says coronavirus top priority, as first Briton dies

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said slowing the spread of the coronavirus was now his government's top priority, shortly after news on Friday that the...

NHS publishes COVID-19 guidance for community pharmacy

NHS England and NHS Improvement on Thursday published a new coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for primary care, including a specific document for primary care teams. The...

Two more coronavirus cases in UK bring total to 15

Two further cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, bringing the total number of cases to 15, England's chief medical officer...

Experts call for forward planning to contain coronavirus, say pharmacists can help

By Nadeem Badshah Leading doctors have warned that GPs need more help and resources if there are more coronavirus cases in the UK. They have called...

Pandemic: what does it mean and does it matter?

When does an epidemic become a pandemic? As the novel coronavirus continues its spread across the globe, what does the designation mean to world healthcare systems...

PHE introduces new surveillance system for early coronavirus detection

Public Health England (PHE) today announced a new surveillance system for early detection of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Part of the efforts to strengthen the...

Four new coronavirus cases in UK after cruise ship evacuees test positive

Four further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 13. "The virus was passed...

Coronavirus outbreak threatens global drug supplies – European business group

The world's pharmacies may face a shortage of antibiotics and other drugs if supply problems from China's coronavirus outbreak cannot soon be resolved, the head...

Public and private researchers hunt coronavirus cure

Researchers both public and private have launched efforts to combat the novel coronavirus that has already infected tens of thousands of people in China,...