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Published 28.06.2020 10:13
Brazilian researches have deveoped a material that eliminates Covid-19.
The fabric consists of polyester, cotton, and two types of silver microparticles. In laboratory tests, the material managed to eliminate 99.9% of the virus after two minutes of contact. Manufacturers have already applied for a product patent and are in contact with two Brazilian weavers to use the fabric in…
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Published 27.06.2020 16:01
In Zimbabwe the government has pledged to give civil servants a US$75 Covid-19 allowance.
The government has offered to increase salaries of civil servants by 50% and to provide a Covid-19 allowance to be paid in foreign currency for three months. This pledge comes after workers in the health sector went on strike demanding to be paid in US dollars in order to cope…
Published 26.06.2020 14:20
In Argentina, researchers from the National Institute of Industrial Technology are developing fabrics that can be useful to make clothes for health staff.
One of the fabrics is based on chitosan, a biopolymer present in seafood. The second option is made up of nanoparticles of metals such as silver and copper. Both fabrics can inhibit the development of the virus.
Published 21.06.2020 14:03
In Thailand, a beauty clinic offers mini face masks for clients receiving up close cosmetic treatment during the pandemic.
The mini mask covers nose and mouth only so that clients can have their cheeks exposed for treatment. The clinic has around 100 masks that can be disinfected and reused.
Published 17.06.2020 08:52
In Venezuela, cyclists are delivering food and medicines to hospitals that are hampered by the country’s shortage of gasoline.
The members of the Urban Cyclists group are helping hospitals in Valencia, a city located in the state of Carabobo, since the quarantine began in March. 500 meals a week are delivered to health center staff.
Published 12.06.2020 10:17
In Argentina, industrial design students manufacture 3D masks.
The group created the FuerzaArg project because of the Covid-19 pandemic to donate masks to healthcare professionals. Volunteers receive a donation to manufacture biosafety equipment.
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Published 09.06.2020 12:56
Poland delivered a convoy of more than 40 trucks with protective gear to Belarus.
According to the state press agency of Belarus, 45 trucks arrived to Belarus. A transport with 300 tonnes of equipment on board includes, among others, protective masks, helmets, disinfectant liquids, medicines and dozens of ventilators. The value of the transferred funds exceeds €11 mln. In April, Poland already donated an…
Published 06.06.2020 12:40
In Honduras, a group of volunteers raises funds to buy safety equipment for health workers.
The group “Imagina HN” consists of more than 200 young people who live in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula cities. Since 2018 they have helped families in social vulnerability. In addition, during the pandemic, they have been donating safety equipment to health workers. With the money raised in a crowdfunding…
Published 31.05.2020 16:20
In Brazil, the ISOLAR project offers housing for people who work in hospitals.
Hospital staff who fear to return home and contaminating their families can use this service. The ISOLAR project offers housing close to the work of hospital and care staff for a few days. Registration is required.
Published 31.05.2020 14:17
In Brazil, diving masks are adapted to be used during Covid-19 treatment.
Safety equipment for water sports is connected to the artificial respirator after adaptation. The mask can also be used by health professionals as protection against the disease. The initiative is from the NGO Expedições da Saúde, with support from developers of the Center for Innovation Technology, in the city of…

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