LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has approached Amazon and other companies about using their services to step up the delivery of coronavirus tests to frontline health workers, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
The newspaper said businesses with established delivery networks could be used to deliver tests to medical workers, and to the general public at a later stage.
The government has said it is trying to step up the delivery of tests to health workers so they know when they can and cannot work.
testing cant keep up with infection rate23 Mar 2020 14:30
(Reuters) - Broad coronavirus testing in the United States will take a couple of weeks, if not months, Roche Holding AG Chief Executive Officer Severin Schwan said in an interview with CNBC on Monday.
Schwan was responding to a question about testing being made available for people without symptoms of the COVID-19 disease, which has infected more than 32,000 people and killed over 415 people in the United States.
“The industry is increasing capacities, but at the same time infection rates are even increasing faster,” Schwan said, adding that testing capacities were limited at the moment.
Coronavirus tests made by Roche were granted emergency approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 13.
RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 22 (Reuters) - The Palestinian stock exchange said on Sunday it was shutting down until further notice to protect staff and prevent market volatility amid the spread of the coronavirus.
The Palestine Exchange is based in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where authorities have confirmed 59 coronavirus cases.
Forty-eight companies are listed on the exchange, with a total market capitalization of about $3.8 billion.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has told West Bank residents to stay at home and ordered the closure of schools and crossings with Israel and Jordan.
Anyone watch the US update today ? They seem to following everything that we are doing in this crisis....but not as clear or concise. I feel we are leaders in managing this ....but hey....time will tell