personal protective equipment

Outrage in Zimbabwe as Health Workers Wear Bedsheets as PPE

Photos and videos of Zimbabwean health workers wearing bedsheets as personal protective equipment (PPE) amid a shortage of Wuhan coronavirus medical supplies have outraged locals, Zimbabwe’s Pindula News reported on Friday, who are demanding the government come to their aid.

A staff member at the Parirenyatwa Hospital screens and gives hand sanitiser and hand wash

Watch: Nurses Union Holds Tiny Protest Outside White House to Demand PPE

Members of the National Nurses United (NNU), the largest registered nurses union in the country, are demonstrating at the White House on Tuesday to honor nurses on the frontlines battling the Chinese coronavirus, some of whom have lost their lives, and to demand President Trump to “use his authority under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to order the mass production of PPE.”

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Report: Chinese Companies in Australia Stockpiled Medical Supplies for China

A report by the Australian edition of 60 Minutes on Sunday quoted an anonymous employee of a Chinese-owned property management company called Greenland who said the company bought up “tonnes of gloves, masks, gowns, sanitizer, and other vital medical supplies” and sent them to China in January and February. Other Chinese-owned companies in Australia, and around the world, reportedly encouraged staffers to stockpile as much medical equipment as they could so the firms could ship the materials to China in the last days before the pandemic spread across the world.

An employee of the government's factory "Blakit" prepare to pack medical masks in the town