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WHO sees first results from COVID drug trials within two weeks

03 Jul 2020

GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organization (WHO) should soon get results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

UK emergency remdesivir supplies adequate to treat COVID-19, official says

01 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain has adequate supplies of Gilead's remdesivir for emergency use to treat hospitalised COVID-19 patients, England's deputy chief medical officer said on Wednesday, though he warned of potential difficulties securing future supplies.

WHO pushes to keep ties with 'generous' U.S. despite Trump's exit move

01 Jun 2020

LONDON The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday praised the United States' "immense" and "generous" contribution to global health in a push to salvage relations after President Donald Trump said he was severing ties with the U.N. agency. | Video

British Airways plans to lay off a quarter of pilots - letter

30 Apr 2020

PARIS British Airways is seeking to lay off a quarter of its pilots as it slashes costs to weather the coronavirus crisis, according to a letter sent to their union and seen by Reuters.

British Airways says it will cut more than a quarter of its jobs

28 Apr 2020

LONDON British Airways plans to cut more than a quarter of its jobs due to the coronavirus crisis, parent company IAG said on Tuesday, forecasting that passenger numbers will take years to recover.

Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

01 Apr 2020

LONDON/OAKLAND/BUCHAREST Driving to work at his factory to the west of London last week, designer Steve Brooks had coronavirus on his mind. What could he make that would let him open a door without touching the handle?

Cinemas, theatres and concert halls fall silent in Britain

17 Mar 2020

LONDON British cinema chains, theatres and arts venues began closing their doors on Tuesday as the entertainment industry adopted the government's latest guidance aimed at trying to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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