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Coronavirus: 'Low confidence' over arrival of PPE from Turkey, says NHS boss

It is due to collect 400,000 gowns. The shipment, which includes 400,000 surgical gowns, was due to arrive in the United Kingdom from Turkey on Sunday afternoon. It was only then that officials got in touch with their counterparts in Turkey to try and "expedite" the process. A spokesman for the Department of Health insisted that it was the duty of the company manufacturing the goods, and not the Government, to secure export licences.

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All COVID-19 cases recovered in Strathcona County

A work camp at Imperial Oil's Kearl oilsands project in northeastern Alberta, which flies in workers from across Canada, has 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alberta , along with eight diagnosed in other provinces. Three of the fatalities were in Calgary area and one in Edmonton zone. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 1,198 people who have recovered. In response to concerns about newly purchased masks raised by the province's health-care workers union, AHS chief program officer of ...

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NYC mayor: Don't jump the gun on easing virus restrictions

Hospitals in parts of NY will be able to conduct outpatient elective surgeries again, Cuomo said Tuesday as he pledged to consider regional differences when re-opening the state's outbreak-stalled economy. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio . An NYPD source said that "dick pic" photos of real penises have also been texted to 311, and a caller phoned in a tip that de Blasio was seen performing oral sex on someone "in an alleyway behind a 7-11" early Sunday.

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White House and Congress reach interim coronavirus funding deal

Along with the hospital funding, Democrats have pushed hard for the $25 billion for coronavirus testing, which public health authorities say is crucial to determine how severe the outbreak remains, and who should be isolated, before stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.

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More health care resources launched for remote communities

A total of 987 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered. "This new collaborative framework will bring immediate relief to these communities", said Horgan, adding his commitment to moving patients to the critical care they need at a moment's notice.

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FDA authorizes first at-home coronavirus diagnostic test

Hahn said in a news release. Several biotech firms have announced plans to develop at-home testing kits for the novel coronavirus , but the FDA has expressly forbidden making these kits available until it can complete the necessary analysis.


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