Tag: Health / Medicine

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one...

Explainer: Europe steps up tech battle vs. coronavirus with German app

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Tuesday becomes the latest European country to launch a smartphone app that seeks to break the chain of coronavirus infection...

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

ROME (Reuters) – Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace COVID-19 infections that does not rely on a...

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...

Israel’s NSO showcases drone tech, pushes to counter rights abuse allegations

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s NSO Group showcased a new anti-drone defence on Monday, giving the public a rare look at its technology as it...

Virtual certainty? Bankers ask if success of remote roadshows will last

HONG KONG/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Who needs expensive lunches at glitzy hotels and fancy restaurants to court investors for bond deals or the sale of...

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...

Europe pins hopes on smarter coronavirus contact tracing apps

MUEHLBACH AM MANHARTSBERG, Austria (Reuters) – European countries cautiously emerging from the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic are looking to a second generation of contact...

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...

Softbank-backed Coupang under scrutiny after S.Korea warehouse virus outbreak

SEOUL (Reuters) – Deluged with online orders as the coronavirus epidemic swept South Korea, e-commerce giant Coupang opened a new groceries warehouse and logistics centre...

Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is emerging as one of China’s biggest corporate winners of the coronavirus crisis, gaining the opportunity to expand...

As Chinese authorities expand use of health tracking apps, privacy concerns grow

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s health tracking QR codes, which have played a key part in the country’s successful containment of the coronavirus, now look set...

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...

Lufthansa, German government agree on $9.8 billion rescue package: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government and the management of flagship carrier Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, have reached...

Japan to end Tokyo’s state of emergency, eyes fresh $930 billion stimulus

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday, while the Nikkei reported a...

Japan eyes fresh stimulus plan worth over $929 billion to battle pandemic: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is considering a fresh stimulus package worth over $929 billion that will consist mostly of financial aid programmes for companies hit...

Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors look beyond drug makers as hunt for COVID-19 treatment heats up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are diversifying bets in the healthcare sector, as the rush to develop treatments for Covid-19 has driven up prices for...

Gap rushes in more robots to warehouses to solve virus disruption

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. apparel chain Gap Inc (GPS.N) is speeding up its rollout of warehouse robots for assembling online orders so it can...

How South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

SEOUL (Reuters) – When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May, South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wide-ranging...

How big unions smooth the way for Amazon worker protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility. So did workers in New...

Tech firms deploy Bluetooth chips for coronavirus contact tracing in office

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Technology companies are developing their own contact tracing systems to help prevent coronavirus outbreaks in their offices as countries begin to...

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...

Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google,...

Britain’s Rolls-Royce to axe 9,000 jobs in air travel slump

LONDON (Reuters) – Rolls-Royce (RR.L) plans to cut at least 9,000 jobs, or more than a sixth of its workforce, in the latest blows to...