The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 17th, 2020 night edition

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Samples for testing with a conventional kit, which takes longer to show results.

Photo: PA. An Irish company is preparing to release rapid Covid-19 testing kits, which can provide results in 15 minutes and potentially act as a "clinical weapon" against coronavirus.

The tests have been developed with the same technology contained in pregnancy tests and although they are in a pilot phase, they could reduce testing times dramatically from four hours to just 15 minutes.

"So we worked with a partner to develop the kit to bring it to market and it's CE certified for diagnostic use in Ireland.

The Assay Genie kit uses colloidal gold immunochromatography to detect the virus and antibodies in human blood, serum and plasma.

The kit is so far a research-use only test but there have been "lots of contacts from Irish hospitals and in the UK, and round the world," Mr Ryan said.

Mr Ryan also believes that anyone who is caring for the elderly and the vulnerable should also have easier access to testing. »

Canada shutting the border to most non-citizens due to COVID-19: PM Trudeau

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Permanent Canadian residents, the immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens are still being allowed into Canada at this time.

Air operators are being instructed to prevent any traveller who presents symptoms of the virus from boarding a plane.

"I know this news will spark concern," Trudeau said to Canadians who are currently out of the country. »

Saudi Prince’s $79million superyacht capsizes and partially sinks while docked in Greece – The US Sun

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A $79MILLION superyacht owned by a Saudi prince capsized and partially sunk while it was docked in Greece.

6 The superyacht boasts 11 cabins for up to 22 guests - including a master suite and VIP stateroom Credit: SuperYachtFan/Triangle News.

6 Yacht owner and Saudi prince, Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud owns the 1415 tonne liner Credit: SuperYachtFan/Triangle News. »

Romney proposes giving $1K to every US adult amid coronavirus

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Sen.(R-Utah) on Monday proposed giving $1,000 to every American adult as lawmakers scramble to try to bolster the U.S. economy amid growing concerns over the coronavirus.

Romney outlined a handful of proposals on Monday, saying that while the Senate should take up the House-passed coronavirus package, Congress needs to start working on additional steps.

The checks would go to every American adult "to help ensure families and workers can meet their short-term obligations and increase spending in the economy. »

Infants Born to Mothers With a New Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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This case report describes the clinical course of four live born infants, born to pregnant women with the COVID-19 infection.

During this epidemic, four live-born infants were born in our medical center, to pregnant women with the COVID-19 infection.

This case report describes the clinical course of four live born infants born to pregnant women with the COVID-19 infection. »