Tag: Respiratory Conditions

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

White House considers more coronavirus stimulus, with conditions: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has started informal talks with Republicans and Democrats in Congress about next steps on coronavirus relief legislation, officials said...

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...

Roche wins U.S. nod for COVID-19 antibody test, aims to boost output

(Reuters) – Roche (ROG.S) has won emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an antibody test to determine whether people have...

Roche gets U.S. FDA emergency use nod for COVID-19 antibody test

(Reuters) – Roche Holding AG received emergency use approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an antibody test to help determine if...

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...

Big Mac at a distance: Dutch McDonald’s trials virus-proof restaurant

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Big Macs delivered on meal trolleys, hand sanitizers at the entrance and designated waiting spots to separate customers could become a feature...

Exclusive: Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United...

Australia launches controversial COVID-19 tracking app as some states start easing rules

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government launched a controversial coronavirus tracing app on Sunday and promised to legislate privacy protections around it as authorities try...

Coronavirus came to New York from Europe, not China, governor says

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday pointed to research showing that strains of the novel coronavirus entered his state from Europe, not...

U.S. House meets to pass $500 billion in coronavirus relief as unemployment soars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives gathered in Washington on Thursday to pass a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill,...

U.S. House to pass nearly $500 million more in coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives will gather in Washington on Thursday to pass a $484 billion coronavirus relief...

Australia to force Google, Facebook to pay domestic media to use content

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media firms, the country’s treasurer...

Exclusive: Amazon deploys thermal cameras at warehouses to scan for fevers faster

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has started to use thermal cameras at its warehouses to speed up screening for feverish workers who could be infected with...

Report says COVID-19 patients respond to Gilead’s remdesivir, shares surge

(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc’s shares surged 16% in after hours trading on Thursday following a media report detailing encouraging partial data from trials of...

GM begins production of ventilators for U.S. government

FILE PHOTO – A general view of the GM Kokomo, Indiana building that General Motors and Ventec Life Systems are converting into use for the...

Three U.S. local governments to adopt coronavirus contact tracing app: MIT

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Three U.S. local governments plan to sign deals this week to become the first to adopt a location tracking app aimed...

A day in the life of an Amazon courier on the frontlines of the U.S. pandemic

DUBLIN, Calif. (Reuters) – Excelso Sabulao delivers groceries for Amazon.com Inc in California so he can help provide his parents an income. Now, with endless...

UBS and Credit Suisse bow to regulator pressure on dividends

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss banks UBS (UBSG.S) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) will postpone paying out part of their 2019 dividends until later this year after...