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Medtronic partners with Foxconn to boost ventilator production

(Reuters) – Medical device maker Medtronic said on Thursday it had partnered with Foxconn to increase production of its ventilators that are critical in the care of patients with COVID-19.…

British, Australian PMs agree investigation into origins of coronavirus outbreak needed

An undated scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round gold objects), also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the…

Exclusive: EU in advanced talks with Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 vaccine deal – sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission is in advanced talks with pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to reserve or buy up-front doses of its COVID-19 vaccine under development, two officials…

Divers cut, plant coral off UAE coast to build reef

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) – Off the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coral freshly removed from a reef is cut into pieces and replanted by a…

Russia revises sharply higher coronavirus death toll among medics

FILE PHOTO: A pigeon sits next to a medical specialist resting on a bench at the territory of Aleksandrovskaya hospital, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint…

WHO hopes for hundreds of millions of vaccine doses this year, 2 billion next year

FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) –…

Exclusive: Vanguard names names and backs some calls for climate steps

BOSTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Vanguard Group, the world’s largest mutual fund manager, backed shareholder resolutions for shippers United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc (JBHT.O) and oil…

England’s COVID-19 test and trace system reaches over 85,000 in two weeks

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of contacts of positive COVID-19 cases reached by England’s test and trace system in its first two weeks of operation was 87,639, Britain’s health ministry…

Beijing’s coronavirus outbreak under control, Chinese expert says

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing has brought its latest coronavirus outbreak under control, a Chinese medical expert said on Thursday, although the capital can still expect sporadic new cases. People wearing…

Eni CEO working to make green drive irreversible

MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) – Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi wants to turn the 67-year-old Italian oil and gas firm into a greener business, focusing on clean low-carbon products to build a huge…