SNOMED International Joins COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance to Support Access to Terminology and Health Data Resources

London, United Kingdom, May 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SNOMED International, the leader in global clinical terminology, announces today the organization’s participation in the COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance. The Alliance is an informatics focused environment supporting collaborative authoring of COVID-19 related interoperability data resources. Alongside Alliance partners Clinical Architecture, logica, MITRE, Regenstrief Institute, Apelon, and Care […]

Japan to Start COVID-19 Antibody Testing Next Month

Japan’s health ministry announced Friday plans to begin conducting 10,000 antibody tests on residents of Tokyo, Osaka and northeastern Miyagi prefecture to better understand how the coronavirus spreads. In a remote news briefing, Health Minister Kato Katsunobu told reporters the samplings from Tokyo and Osaka, where there were many confirmed cases, and Miyagi, where there […]

ADB to allocate its 2019 net income to support developing member states in COVID‐19 battle

The approval came at the first stage of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors—a Business Session among the Governors or their designated representatives from 68 members of ADB. The second stage of the Annual Meeting, including seminars with governors and other senior government officials, members of the private sector, representatives of international […]

Pakistan’s PIA aircraft with 107 passengers on board crashes in Karachi

“The plane PK 8303 with 99 passengers and 8 crew members has crashed,” said a spokesman for the national carrier. The Pakistani army said its quick reaction force and paramilitary troops have reached the site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration. Local TV station Geo showed crowds near the scene which appeared to […]

Pakistan crash pilot sent Mayday with ‘lost engines’

After the aircraft reportedly called off an earlier attempt to land and went around for a second attempt, a controller radioed the pilot of flight 8303 that he appeared to be turning left, suggesting he was off-course. The pilot replied, “We are returning back, sir, we have lost engines,” and the controller cleared the plane […]

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Thailand on Friday reported no new coronavirus infections or deaths, maintaining the total of 3,037 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak started in January, Trend reports with reference to There are 2,910 patients who have recovered and returned home since the outbreak started, the government’s coronavirus task force said in an update.   Source: TREND […]