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Turkey donates medical equipment to United States

Turkey donates medical equipment to United States

Business
April 29 (UPI) -- A Turkish plane delivered medical gloves, masks, protective goggles, hand sanitizer and protective clothes to the United States this week, according to the Department of Defense. Turkey's ambassador and defense attaché to the United States were present with Pentagon officials as the aircraft landed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Tuesday. "We greatly appreciate Turkey's donations to the United States and its example of leadership within NATO on [the] COVID-19 response -- this is the best of allies helping allies," Michael C. Ryan, deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO policy, said in a statement. "Similar to Turkey's support to Italy, Spain, [the United Kingdom] and the Balkans, Turkey's donation to the United States employed NATO coordination
Coronavirus and football: Fifa medical chair does not want restart this season

Coronavirus and football: Fifa medical chair does not want restart this season

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Fifa's chief doctor has warned against restarting the interrupted 2019-20 campaign and suggested governing bodies prepare for action next season instead.Michel d'Hooghe said "as a doctor" he would be "sceptical" about continuing leagues amid the coronavirus pandemic.The chair of Fifa's medical committee told BBC Sport: "My proposal is if it is possible, avoid playing competitive football in the coming weeks. "Try to be prepared for the start of good competition next season."European leagues have until 25 May to tell Europe...
Coronavirus: Plea for public to get medical care when they need it

Coronavirus: Plea for public to get medical care when they need it

Health
People should seek medical care when they need it and not be put off by the coronavirus epidemic, say doctors, charities and the health service.Anyone who delays seeking treatment is putting their long-term health at risk, as well as their life, they warn.Half the usual number of people are going to A&E and treatment for heart attacks and strokes is down.Seeking medical help is one of the four reasons people can safely leave home, government guidance says.NHS England's medical director Stephen Powis said he was concerned by the reduced numbers."If you do have symptoms of stroke, chest pain and think it might be a heart attack, a sick child who is deteriorating, if you are a pregnant woman and the baby is not moving as much as it used to - it is import...
Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies

Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies

Business
April 9 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense awarded $ 5.2 billion in contracts for various aspects of coronavirus response -- including face masks, alternate care centers and unspecified coronavirus-related response -- Thursday. The deals announced include an eight-month, $ 86.4 million contract awarded to Aurora Industries to provide face masks for the Defense Logistics Agency. The Camuy, Puerto Rico tactical clothing manufacturer was awarded the contract exclusively, with the Pentagon citing a provision in Federal Acquisition Regulations that allows the federal government to bypass the competitive process if "the property or services needed by the agency are available from only one responsible source or only from a limited number of responsible sources and no other type of property or s...
Here’s how to get overseas medical coverage as coronavirus spreads

Here’s how to get overseas medical coverage as coronavirus spreads

Finance
If you plan to travel abroad and are worried about medical coverage due to the coronavirus outbreak, there may not be a need to panic — or cancel your trip — just yet.Travel insurance policies that include emergency medical and evacuation coverage are still available, although the situation is fluid and could change as the coronavirus spreads, say insurers and brokers."About a third of our providers are still offering coverage for medical emergencies while traveling abroad," said Kasara Barto, spokesperson for website SquareMouth.com, which lets users compare policies from 22 insurers. "Travelers who are still planning on going, aren't worried about canceling and just want to be covered for medical only can find standard comprehensive travel insurance policies that will cover that."Passeng