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Coronavirus: Defence firm Babcock to make 10,000 ventilators

Image copyright Getty Images Defence firm Babcock has said it will be manufacturing 10,000 ventilators to help deal with the coronavirus crisis. The plan comes nearly two weeks after Dyson said it had received a government order for 10,000 ventilators. Both devices still have to pass stringent medical tests before …

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Coronavirus: When will we know the UK lockdown is working?

Image copyright Jeff Overs/BBC It’s two weeks since Boris Johnson announced the UK’s lockdown, and there are signs the rate of infection is starting to slow, though not deaths. While the number of people dying in hospital with coronavirus is doubling every few days, the figures for confirmed cases and …

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Coronavirus: High street pharmacists ‘needlessly put at risk’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Safety screens protect a pharmacist at Boots, but others say they are being put at risk High street pharmacists are “needlessly being put at risk” of catching and spreading coronavirus due to a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), a professional body says. The Royal …

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Corornavirus: Tributes paid to ‘caring’ midwife Lynsay Coventry

Image copyright Google Image caption Colleagues at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow praised Lynsay Coventry’s “professionalism and commitment” The family of a midwife who died after contracting coronavirus have paid tribute to the “wonderful and caring mum, sister, daughter and grandmother”. Lynsay Coventry, 54, had worked for the Princess Alexandra …

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Lockdown takes toll on India prepaid revenue – Mobile World Live

Indian operators recorded a sharp decline in prepaid balance top-ups since a 21-day lockdown was imposed in late March due to customers being unable to visit retail stores, with a related knock-on to user additions, The Economic Times (ET) reported. Industry executives said prepaid customers have almost stopped topping-up accounts …

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