Tag: Diseases

U.S. student’s app offers roadmap to Singapore contact tracing tech

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Singapore kicked off a global rush to develop contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus when the city-state launched an apparently...

Singapore plans wearable virus-tracing device for all

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to each of its...

Armed with disinfectant and admonishments, South Korean robot fights coronavirus spread

SEOUL (Reuters) – A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea’s largest...

India makes source code of contact-tracing app public

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India said on Tuesday it was making public the source code of its coronavirus contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu for Google’s (GOOGL.O)...

China’s coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

BEIJING (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works, as monitoring stations are...

UK’s COVID-19 tracking system under fire amid warning of second spike

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s system for tracing those with the novel coronavirus was under fire on Thursday as it grappled with the development of a...

Irish drone operator bins fast food for medical drops

Moneygall, IRELAND (Reuters) – Ireland’s Manna Aero should have been dropping off its first takeaway orders around a Dublin university campus by drone in March...

Palestinians look to a digital future to connect with their past

(This May 14 story has been refiled with tweaked wording in paragraph 2 to make clear not all Palestinians marking Nakba were uprooted in 1948)...

Canada’s Trudeau to look at possible further aid for airlines, after Air Canada layoffs

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday he would look at possible ways to help airlines further, but laid out...

India follows China’s lead to widen use of coronavirus tracing app

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is aggressively pushing a state-backed contact tracing app to fight the spread of COVID-19, raising fears that the world’s second-most...

Trump wants California to let automaker Tesla reopen assembly plant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged that Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) be allowed to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plant in California,...

Britain’s embattled aviation industry demands alternative to quarantine

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s aviation industry called on the government to find an alternative to quarantine plans for international arrivals, or risk seeing airlines and...

Trump ‘torn’ over U.S.-China trade deal as officials push to fulfill its terms

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was “very torn” about whether to end the so-called Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal,...

Indian court seeks government reply over challenge to mandatory coronavirus app

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A court asked the Indian government on Friday to respond to a challenge against its order for compulsory use of a...

Tesla’s Musk delays release of Roadster sports car, repeats coronavirus lockdown criticism

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a podcast interview released on Thursday that the company’s planned Roadster sports car would...

White House adviser will not rule out more money for states, small businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday he would not rule out anything in a new relief bill to ease...

France’s COVID-19 tracing app expected to enter testing in week of May 11

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s state-supported “StopCOVID” contact-tracing app should enter its testing phase in the week of May 11 when the country starts to unwind...

India orders coronavirus tracing app for all workers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has ordered all public and private sector employees use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices...

India makes government tracing app mandatory for all workers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in...

Alberta launches Canada’s first contact tracing app as economy slowly reopens

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – The Canadian province of Alberta on Friday launched the country’s first phone app to trace contacts of people infected with the...

Trump threatens new tariffs on China in retaliation for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his hard-fought trade deal with China was now of secondary importance to the coronavirus pandemic...

Trump threatens new tariffs on China as U.S. mulls retaliatory action over virus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his hard-fought trade deal with China was now of secondary importance to the coronavirus pandemic...

Nanotech May Help Fight ‘Cytokine Storm’ of COVID

TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For many COVID-19 patients battling for their lives in the ICU, a runaway immune system response — known...

Samsung’s phone fortunes wane as COVID-19 hits 5G phones in Europe and U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) – When the coronavirus outbreak in China disrupted global smartphone production in February, Samsung looked set to weather the crisis better than most...

Samsung Elec expects second-quarter profit fall as virus hits sales of smartphones, TVs

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it expected profit to decline in the current quarter due to a coronavirus-related slump in...