President Donald Trump’s closest aides were not wearing masks when they prepped him in the days ahead of his debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden, one of them said Friday, while the president’s family refused to wear masks during the televised event.
Women healthcare workers and medical staff with Asian heritage are less likely to be using face masks that fit them properly making them more vulnerable to infection, according to a report on Tuesday calling for more robust equipment testing.
Corrupt practices around medical safety gear for COVID-19 health workers is tantamount to “murder”, the World Health Organization chief said Friday.
A Chinese company sued for selling nearly half a million fake and substandard N95 respirators to US buyers in April is not a certified maker of medical masks, Chinese authorities said on Monday.
The United States on Friday advised all Americans to wear masks in public to protect against the new coronavirus, fearing the illness that has infected more than one million people worldwide may be spreading by normal breathing.
Thousands of surgical masks, testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by the Chinese government arrived in Manila Saturday (March 21) to be used by Philippine frontliners in the battle against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Criminals around the world are “cashing in” on the coronavirus pandemic by offering fake or sub-standard medical products like counterfeit surgical masks, the global police organisation Interpol warned on Thursday.
US health authorities on Thursday advised medical personnel facing a shortage of protective masks to use bandanas or scarves in an emergency.
The EU Commission chief said Wednesday that China will send Europe 50,000 coronavirus testing kits and two million surgical masks, as the continent battles to contain the pandemic.
The 54-strong party-list coalition at the House of Representatives has donated P5 million worth of protective gear like gloves, masks, goggles, and personal protective equipment for frontliners at hospitals in Metro Manila and affected provinces.
Wearing masks and gloves as a precaution against coronavirus is ineffective, unnecessary for the vast majority of people, and may even spread infections faster, experts said Tuesday.
An environmental group is calling on users of face masks to dispose of the items safely as it lamented they may end up as street or marine litter.
The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization chief warned on Friday.
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