Tech firms deploy Bluetooth enabled contact tracing apps to contain spread of coronavirus

Technology companies have begun developing their own contact tracing systems to help prevent and contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreaks in their offices. The development comes in the wake of countries begining to ease lockdown measures and return to the workplace. Juniper Networks Inc plans on equipping its nearly 10,000 employees with work identification…

Chinese auto market 2020 is moderately positive: Daimler-BAIC’s CEO

On Wednesday, the CEO of Daimler-BAIC’s joint venture’s stated, he views the Chinese auto market in 2020 as “moderately positive”; his assessment is based on its April sales performance in China. Daimler-BAIC’s CEO Arno van der Merwe made the comments during a visit to the Beijing Benz Automotive Co’s plant. He did not comment on…

Gilead Sciences Inc to ramp up production of experimental COVID-19 treatment with international partners

In a statement Gilead Sciences Inc, the maker of the closely-watched experimental coronavirus drug remdesivir stated, it will continue to work with international partners to expand the production of its potential COVID-19 treatment. Gilead said, it expects to have more than one million remdesivir treatment courses manufactured by December, “with plans to be able to…

Dimer UCV Innovations’s GermFalcon can sterilize airplane cabin of coronavirus within 3 minutes

Although U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that inserting ultraviolet light into coronavirus patients was widely laughed off, Dimer UCV Innovations, a California company thinks it’s a perfect solution for decontaminating airplanes. Dimer UCV Innovations had created a UV-C-emitting cleaning machine for the airline industry way back in 2014. Its only now with the coronavirus pandemic…

Nissan to strategically downsize, shutdowns global HQ and R&D center upto May 10

On Tuesday, Nissan Motor Co stated, it would temporarily shutter its operations, including its global headquarter and other facilities in Japan, through early May. The step is aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus at its facilities. Nissan Motor said, it would reduce its operations to minimum level at its head office in Yokohama…

COVID-19 patients respond positively to Gilead Sciences experimental drug

Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc’s shares jumped by 16% following news reports that its experimental drug remdesivir is proving to be effective in U.S. trials of patients who have been severely afflicted by the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. According to a report from medical news website STAT, a University of Chicago hospital participating…