WHO looks into report of Covid patients testing positive after negative tests

Reports from South Korea say some patients had tested positive while being considered for discharge The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is looking into reports of some Covid-19 patients testing positive again after initially testing negative for the disease while being considered for discharge. On Friday South Korean officials reported that 91 patients thought to have been cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again. Jeong Eun-kyeong, the director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a briefing that the virus may have been…

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European Parliament moves to majority teleworking in response to COVID-19

The European Parliament is instructing managers to prepare for all but a minority of staff to work remotely for 70% of the week as of next Monday — dialling up its response to Covid-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Full-time remote working may follow, it has also said. In an email sent today European Parliament staff have been instructed that teleworking will be introduced on March 16 — for “all colleagues whose physical presences in Parliament is not absolutely indispensable”. “At this stage it will be 70% teleworking.…

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