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Health
2020-03-30T18:34:07+00:00
Engineers develop develop breathing aid that delivers oxygen without ventilator

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device has been developed together by engineers from Mercedes Formula One and the University College London as well as clinicians from the college. The approval for using it has already given by the respective authority the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the first devices have been delivered to the college and three other hospitals inside London. If the trials are successful Mercedes-AMG-HPP is prepared to produce up to 1,000 devices per day from next week on.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-26T00:12:03+00:00
Julian Assange denied bail by London court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail on Wednesday after his defense lawers argued a release from Belmarsh Prison in London would mitigate his "high risk" of catching coronavirus.
Assange's lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, told Westminster Magistrates Court Assange has prior chest and tooth infections and osteoporis, placing him at a higher risk from the virus.
However, Judge Vannessa Baraitser rejected the arguments, arguing that based on Assange's prior conduct, there are "substantial grounds" to believe that if released he would not return to face extradition hearing. "As matters stand today, this global pandemic does not, as of itself, yet provide grounds for Mr Assange’s release," she said.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-25T22:58:12+00:00
London's ExCeL conference centre to house 'Nightingale' field hospital

The ExCeL Conference Centre in London's East End is being transformed into a temporary hospital with the capacity for up to 4,000 beds as part of the UK's efforts to fight the Coronavirus outbreak. Named the 'Nightingale Hospital', the halls of the 100,000m² facility — which normally house large exhibitions and trade shows — will initially hold around 500 beds with oxygen and ventilators, with capacity for more spaces and equipment as they become available.

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
2020-03-25T16:03:23+00:00
London City Airport suspends flights until end of April

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, London City Airport is suspending all commercial and private flights from Wednesday on. In an official statement, the airport states that all staff would continue to be employed during this period.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-21T21:13:09+00:00
London has rented 300 hotel rooms so homeless people can self-isolate

In order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that 300 hotel rooms have been secured to give homeless people a place to self-isolate. All rooms are booked for 12 weeks and an operation to bring homeless people in has already started. The project is supported by the British government.