Lisburn firm says new air system can eliminate Covid-19 from buildings within minutes

A LISBURN firm has announced an artificial intelligence (AI) air filtration system it claims can remove coronavirus from buildings within 10 minutes. Smart building specialists, OKTO Technologies, said testing of its disinfecting system eliminated 99.98 per cent of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19), within ten minutes, with 100 per cent removal secured in 45 […]

Coronavirus spread fear of Sheffield carer who went untested

Image caption Alison Taylor has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, despite never experiencing any symptoms A carer who was unable to be tested for coronavirus until July said she feared she may have spread the disease into care homes despite showing no symptoms. Alison Taylor, from Sheffield, recently tested positive for antibodies indicating she once […]

Coronavirus: Airline refunds ‘still too slow’ despite warning

Image copyright Getty Images Airlines are still taking too long to refund passengers whose holidays have been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, consumer group Which? has said. Last month, the airline regulator said it was “not satisfied” that Virgin Atlantic, Ryanair or Tui were processing refunds quickly enough. And now Which? claims that, despite […]

Period of reflection post-Covid-19 is needed to learn about NHS innovation

A period of reflection on what has been learnt about the nature of innovation in the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic should take place ‘once the dust settles’, according to a report by The King’s Fund. The ‘Technology and innovation for long-term health conditions’ report, suggests a process of reviewing exactly what happened in terms […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 11, 2020

For Immediate Release: August 11, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: The FDA posted a new webpage with FAQs on Importing Medical Devices During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The FDA continues critical work to protect public health during the COVID-19 […]

Shrewsbury pub closes temporarily after customer tests positive for Covid-19

The Boathouse Inn, in New Street, will be deep cleaned and staff will be following guidance from the NHS Test and Trace team. The picturesque pub is a favourite among locals and visitors, overlooking the Quarry and the River Severn. But customers may miss out on enjoying its surroundings for a short while. A statement […]

Coronavirus: Cases surge as France goes ‘wrong way’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French Prime Minister Jean Castex (left) made the dire warning in Montpellier on Tuesday Coronavirus cases in France have nearly doubled in the past 24 hours as Prime Minister Jean Castex warned that the country had been going “the wrong way” for two weeks. The health ministry reported 1,397 new […]

Coronavirus cases among US children have risen by 90% in past four weeks, study finds

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The number of coronavirus cases among US children has increased by 90 per cent in the past four weeks, new analysis suggests. A report published on Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association found […]