News report says multiple Saudi hospitals treating nCoV cases

first_imgMay 7, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – A media report late yesterday suggested that the 13 novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases reported in Saudi Arabia in the past few days are not confined to just one hospital, contrary to a May 5 statement from the Saudi health ministry.Malek al Moosa, executive director of a small hospital in Hofuf, in the country’s Eastern province, said the hospital has treated many of the nCoV patients but that it was not the only hospital treating such patients, the Wall Street Journal reported.Also, a man who is a cousin of three patients in the current case cluster, including one who died, said his cousins went to three different hospitals in the province, the newspaper said. The story did not name the man.The 13 cases, with 7 deaths, have all been reported since May 2. On May 5, Ziad A. Memish, MD, deputy minister for public health, reported that transmission of the disease seemed linked to one healthcare facility. He said there had been no transmission in the community.But Moosa denied that his hospital was the center of the outbreak, according to the Journal. “We have maybe paid the price of being transparent,” by testing patients and reporting the results, he said.The unidentified man whose cousins were infected told the newspaper that the Saudi health ministry “just wants to close the books” by saying the recent cases are limited to one hospital.Reports of the hospital cluster have stirred concern about possible person-to-person transmission of the virus and have prompted experts to recall how hospital outbreaks spurred the spread of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), another coronavirus infection, a decade ago.The novel virus is believed to be spreading to humans from some unidentified animal source. But person-to-person transmission has been clearly shown once before, when two family members of an infected UK man caught the virus from him after he returned sick from a trip to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Other small case clusters also have occurred, but human transmission has not been proved in those.In other developments, the Saudi government has invited an international team of experts to help investigate the outbreak, the Journal story said. The team is expected to arrive this week.Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) released guidance yesterday on infection prevention and control in caring for confirmed or probable nCoV case-patients.The 9-page document recommends assigning probable or confirmed cases “to be cared for exclusively by a group of skilled [healthcare workers] both for continuity of care and to reduce opportunities for inadvertent infection control breaches that could result in unprotected exposure.”The WHO also advises that relatives and visitors in contact with nCoV patients be limited to those “essential for patient support” and should be trained to use the same infection control precautions as healthcare workers use.The agency also recommends, among other things, that all staff members and visitors approaching within 1 meter of nCoV patients wear a medical mask, eye protection, gown, and gloves, and perform hand hygiene before and after patient contact.The WHO previously published recommendations on surveillance and clinical management for nCoV cases.Also today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published a brief epidemiologic update on the nCoV cases in Saudi Arabia.See also: May 6 Wall Street Journal storyMay 6 WHO infection control guidanceMay 7 ECDC epidemiologic updatelast_img read more

Keyssa Announces Contactless Connectivity Solutions Designed for Mobile Applications

first_img 3 x 3mm package with integrated antennae Support for multiple high-speed video and data protocols including USB 2.0 Operates at speeds up to 6Gbps Very low system BOM (bill of materials) High reliability and high customer system yields Keyssa, a leader in high-speed, contactless connectivity, has announced its next-generation component connector product, the KSS104M, delivered in an ultra-compact 3 x 3 mm footprint and featuring improved electrical and mechanical allowances for ease of design in, drastic reduction in power, and support for many industry standard high-speed protocols. Keyssa will also be releasing the KSS104M-CW (Connected World), a ready-to-use contactless connectivity module that includes all the system-critical electromagnetic and mechanical requirements to implement the KSS104M in mobile and other system products.The KSS104M is the latest in the line of Keyssa’s Kiss Connectivity solutions, which are tiny, low-cost, low-power, solid-state electromagnetic connectors that enable large amounts of data to be securely transferred between devices at very high speeds. As with prior generations, the KSS104M can be easily integrated into customers’ end products without requiring any changes to their software or firmware, by supporting several industry standard high-speed data and video protocols. The KSS104-CW, an electromagnetic module system based on the KSS104M, addresses power delivery, mechanical attach mechanisms, electromagnetic channel design including, waveguides case properties (including colors and finish) and materials requirements. This module can be used across multiple application spaces enabling faster time-to-market utilizing highly-reliable contactless connectors.The KSS104M-CW represents commercialization of Keyssa’s vision to free the mobile phone from annoying cables, eliminate unreliable mechanical connectors and the interference they create, provide data throughput that far exceeds what is available on wireless networks, and ultimately unleash industrial design innovation previously blocked by traditional connectors.Consumers and manufacturers have always begrudgingly accepted the need for mechanical connectors. Keyssa has spent 9 years in R&D to understand all the technical requirements needed to implement high-speed contactless connectivity in mobile products. After countless man hours and the filing of 250 patents, they developed the KSS104M and the KSS104M-CW. This compelling connector-free capability is available to manufacturers who want ease of implementation and testability, enabling very high volume and confidence in system yield and reliability.With the KSS104M, they have focused on extending their leadership in contactless connectivity by combining performance and power and delivering it in an extremely tiny footprint, ideal for embedding in compact mobile or embedded IoT devices. Further, the KSS104M has been designed to deliver very high customer system yields due to its high reliability and industry-leading mechanical allowance that simplifies high-volume manufacturing.Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), an investor in Keyssa, is working to help bring Keyssa’s product to market by building high-speed contactless connector modules (KSS104M-CW) that can be integrated into systems. Keyssa’s contactless connectivity solution represents a completely new and disruptive form of device connectivity, free from wires. With the KSS104M’s advantages in contactless signal connectivity, it is expected that by integrating the KSS104M with power and mechanical attach mechanisms in a contactless connectivity module, the module can be used across multiple application spaces enabling faster time-to-market and highly reliable contactless connectors.The KSS104M-CW has been designed with the Connected World initiative in mind. Their ecosystem partners need to know that high-speed connectivity can be easily and reliably implemented in systems, with extremely high system yield, in volumes in the range of hundreds of millions, and at a very low system BOM (bill of materials).Beyond the technical improvements of the KSS104 product line, the KSS104M key features include: The KSS104M is currently running through extensive high-volume manufacturing qualification across tolerances, temperature, humidity, drop test, protocol backward compatibility (USB), movement, vibration, and other high-volume mobile qualifications. The KSS104M is currently sampling to customers.Click here to learn more about this technology.last_img read more

Sambut New Normal, Bandara Changi Kerahkan Robot Pembersih dan Toilet Tanpa…,Pengamat Penerbangan: Petugas ATC dan Kondisi Pesawat Ikut Andil dalam Kecelakaan…

first_imgSelain mempersiapkan diri menghadapi pembukaan kembali perjalanan udara dalam dan luar negeri seperti sediakala, Bandara Changi Singapura beberapa waktu lalu juga dikabarkan telah menandatangani perjanjian kerjasama dengan enam kota dan provinsi di Cina. Utamanya, kerjasama tersebut terkait dengan perjalanan bisnis.Tak hanya Cina, Bandara Changi Singapura juga bergerak cepat dengan menggandeng beberapa negara, seperti Malaysia, Selandia Baru, dan Korea Selatan. Posisi tawar, nama besar, dan status Singapura sebagai hub penerbangan internasional di Asia Tenggara menjadikan mudah bagi bandara tersebut untuk menjajaki kerjasama perjalanan bisnis oleh berbagai negara.Senada dengan Bandara Changi, flag carrier negara itu, Singapore Airlines (SIA) juga telah mempersiapkan diri selama fase pembukaan penerbangan secara bertahap. SIA belum lama merilis fitur companion app pertama di dunia.Dengan companion app pertama di dunia itu, nantinya pelanggan tak perlu lagi mengakses atau mengendalikan KrisWorld, sistem hiburan dalam penerbangan (IFE) SIA, dengan berbagai sentuhan dilayar IFE secara langsung, melainkan dapat dengan mudah mengaturnya melalui perangkat seluler pribadi. Jadi, mengurangi sentuhan di berbagai benda di pesawat selama penerbangan.Sejak Singapura mulai kembali membuka diri pada 2 Juni lalu, perlahan sederet aturan new normal memang telah menerapkan sederet peraturan ketat. Dari banyak negara yang telah mengeluarkan berbagai kebijakan new normal, sejauh ini, Singapura menjadi negara pertama yang membedakan pemakaian face shield dan masker.Di Singapura, face shield umumnya hanya digunakan oleh anak-anak berusia balita atau maksimal 12 tahun, pengidap gangguan pernapasan, penyakit kulit di sekitar wajar atau alergi, guru di sekolah, hingga penyandang disabilitas yang mengandalkan mimik wajah untuk berkomunikasi. Selebihnya, mereka tetap harus menggunakan masker tanpa terkecuali.Baca juga: Berkah Covid-19, Singapore Airlines Tawarkan Companion App Pertama di Dunia, Ini KegunaannyaGuna menertibkan aturan tersebut, otoritas Singapura juga telah mengerahkan robot anjing. Robot-robot umumnya disiagakan di pusat-pusat keramaian, salah satunya seperti taman.Robot anjing Singapura ini dibekali dengan teknologi AI dan kamera canggih untuk mendeteksi kerumunan masyarakat dan mengingatkannya bila mereka tidak menerapkan physical distancing; termasuk di dalamnya mendeteksi atau mengingatkan bila warga kedapatan tidak menggunakan masker atau face shield.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBantu Petugas dan Penumpang, Bandara Changi Operasikan 47 Unit Robot07/09/2020In “Bandara”Berkat Check-in Tanpa Sentuhan, Changi Dinobatkan Jadi Bandara Teraman di Dunia17/09/2020In “Bandara”80 Persen Toko F&B dan Outlet Ritel Kembali Dibuka di Bandara Changi08/07/2020In “Bandara” Bandara Changi, Singapura belum lama ini tengah sibuk mengujicoba langkah-langkah terbaru menghadapi pembukaan kembali penerbangan secara bertahap. Saat ini, Singapura memang masih menerapkan pembatasan perjalanan, utamanya internasional, untuk mencegah kasus impor corona.Baca juga: Bandara Changi Hadirkan Transit Holding Areas untuk Penumpang Singapore AirlinesDilansir Bloomberg, langkah-langkah yang dimaksud terkait banyak hal, mulai dari check-in kiosks berlapis cairan disinfektan anti-mikroba, sekat akrilik di check-in counter, robot pembersih yang menyemprotkan disinfektan secara otomatis, hingga toilet tanpa sentuhan. Disebutkan, semua itu hanyalah beberapa langkah terbaru otoritas bandara dalam menghadapi new normal selama pandemic Covid-19.last_img read more

Arsenal Sign Stephan Lichtsteiner On A Free Transfer

first_imgPremier League giants Arsenal have signed Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Italian Champions Juventus.The 34-year-old right back becomes the first signing under the new regime of Unai Emery who was named manager last month.Lichtsteiner made 257 appearances for Juventus in seven years and led the Old Lady to win seven successive Italian Serie A titles.He also helped the Italians to two UEFA Champions League (UCL) finals before they were beaten by Spanish sides Barcelona (2015) and Real Madrid (2017).On his acquisition, Unai Emery said: “Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to us. He’s a player with great quality with a very positive and determined attitude,” said Emery.”“Stephan will improve us on and off the pitch.” he stated.Lichtsteiner added: “I hope I can bring a lot of experience, a lot of mentality and, together with my team, come back to the highest level of the Champions League.”RelatedFormer Juventus Defender Stephan Lichtsteiner Announces Summer Exit from ArsenalJune 3, 2019In “England”Arsenal Make Uruguay Star Torreira Fourth Summer SigningJuly 10, 2018In “England”Arsenal Secure Bernd Leno Transfer From Bayer LeverkusenJune 19, 2018In “England”last_img read more