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Personal protective equipment: Equipment designed to help protect an individual from hazards
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Protective equipment may be worn for job-related occupational safety and health purposes, as well as for sports and other recreational activities. "Protective clothing" is applied to traditional categories of clothing, and "protective gear" applies to items such as pads, guards, shields, or masks, and others. PPE suits can be similar in appearance to a cleanroom suit.

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Coimbatore-based textile manufacturer develops chlorine-enriched, reusable PPE kits [Video]

Coimbatore-based textile manufacturer develops chlorine-enriched, reusable PPE kits

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, textile manufacturer has developed unique PPE kits for paramedical staffs in Coimbatore. These PPE kits are chlorine-enriched and are reusable. The textile manufacturer said,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:23Published
Surge in marine plastic waste as people discard PPE used to ward off Covid-19 [Video]

Surge in marine plastic waste as people discard PPE used to ward off Covid-19

Surge in marine plastic waste as people discard PPE used to ward off Covid-19

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:03Published
Some miscreants deliberately threw PPE kits outside Gautam Budh Nagar's CMO office [Video]

Some miscreants deliberately threw PPE kits outside Gautam Budh Nagar's CMO office

The Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Budh Nagar, Deepak Ohri said on June 20 that some miscreants deliberately threw personal protective equipment (PPE) outside his office. "Some miscreants deliberately..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:01Published
COVID-19: Lucknow's start-up company develops disinfection machine for N95 masks, PPE kits [Video]

COVID-19: Lucknow's start-up company develops disinfection machine for N95 masks, PPE kits

A start-up company has developed a disinfection machine for N95 masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits amid coronavirus pandemic. Major Technology Private Limited is working with..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:00Published
Hair salon prepares for opening with new Covid-19 safety measures [Video]

Hair salon prepares for opening with new Covid-19 safety measures

Amersham hair salon Gatsby & Miller prepares for opening with new protective measures against Covid-19 with PPE, perspex screens and thorough cleaning of tools.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published
Mangaluru bus conductor wears PPE kit to protect himself from COVID-19 [Video]

Mangaluru bus conductor wears PPE kit to protect himself from COVID-19

A bus conductor wore a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit in Karnataka's Mangaluru amid coronavirus lockdown. Sudarshan is preventing himself from spreading infection of COVID-19 outbreak. It is..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:25Published
Nurses On The COVID-19 Frontline Are Struggling To Get PPE, PTO, And Tests [Video]

Nurses On The COVID-19 Frontline Are Struggling To Get PPE, PTO, And Tests

Nurses across the US are on the front lines in battling the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Business Insider spoke to nurses who chose to remain anonymous out of fear of losing their jobs. They..

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Will take strict action who threw PPE kit outside district hospital: CMO GautamBuddha Nagar [Video]

Will take strict action who threw PPE kit outside district hospital: CMO GautamBuddha Nagar

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of GautamBuddha Nagar, Dr Deepak Ohri reacted over the incident where a PPE kit was found outside district hospital. "Doctors and staff dispose PPE kit inside hospital..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:17Published
COVID-19: Security guards at HP State Secretariat demand PPE kits [Video]

COVID-19: Security guards at HP State Secretariat demand PPE kits

Security guards deployed at Himachal Pradesh State Secretariat feel unsafe as they are not equipped with proper safety kits to combat with COVID-19. They said that they are at risk of getting infected..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:49Published
Belfast PPE store sees new demand from resuming healthcare services [Video]

Belfast PPE store sees new demand from resuming healthcare services

One of Northern Ireland's main PPE stores is adapting to changing demands as orders start to flow in from health services paused during the height of the pandemic. The store on the grounds of the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published
COVID-19: CM Soren thanks TATA TRUSTS for its assistance [Video]

COVID-19: CM Soren thanks TATA TRUSTS for its assistance

Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI) of TATA TRUSTS on May 16 joined hands with the Jharkhand government on fight against COVID-19. It gave 8,400 PPE kits and other health protection equipments to..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:26Published
Junior doctor launches auction to raise funds to plug PPE gaps [Video]

Junior doctor launches auction to raise funds to plug PPE gaps

Katie Sanderson, a junior doctor, has decided to launch a celebrity auction to help raise funds to plug PPE gaps on the front line. The Asks for Masks auction will be hosted by Sue Perkins and includes..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published
UK bean bag firm produces NHS PPE [Video]

UK bean bag firm produces NHS PPE

A bean bag and soft furnishing manufacturer is helping to produce and dispatch PPE to NHS and healthcare staff. Birmingham firm Loft 25, along with Green Lane Mosque and hundreds of volunteers, have..

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PHIA Foundation donates PPEs kits worth Rs 1.5 crore to Jharkhand for COVID-19 fight [Video]

PHIA Foundation donates PPEs kits worth Rs 1.5 crore to Jharkhand for COVID-19 fight

Partnering Hope into Action (PHIA) Foundation donated PPEs kit worth over Rs 1.5 crore to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on May 12. Medical safety kits donated by PHIA in the war against..

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Public support a boost during dispiriting PPE problems, leading nurse says [Video]

Public support a boost during dispiriting PPE problems, leading nurse says

Public support for healthcare workers has been a boost during the “dispiriting” problems with protective equipment, a leading nurse has said. Mike Adams, director of the Royal College of Nursing..

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Flight carrying PPE from China arrives in Bournemouth [Video]

Flight carrying PPE from China arrives in Bournemouth

A plane has landed in the UK bringing 120,000 surgical gowns for the NHS. The Airbus A340, which was covered in a special livery thanking NHS staff, landed at Bournemouth Airport from China.

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U.S. graduates turn regalia into PPE; Wear the cap, donate the gown [Video]

U.S. graduates turn regalia into PPE; Wear the cap, donate the gown

Gowns 4 Good, a charity started by frontline physician assistant Nathaniel Moore, is asking graduates to donate their gowns to more than 77,000 frontline responders on Gowns4Good.net.

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Masks made under inspection of Deputy First Minister [Video]

Masks made under inspection of Deputy First Minister

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill visits a temporary factory in Magherafelt, where PPE is being made. Ms O'Neill also commented on the Irish Government's failure to brief the..

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India coronavirus: Officials sorry after video shows bodies flung into pit

The video shows workers in PPE kits tossing bodies wrapped in black garbage bags into deep pits.
BBC News - Published

Mumbai: 17-year-old distributes PPE kits, grains, sanitisers to needy with pocket money

The teenager decided to proceed with the initiative after hearing the news of medical staff and policemen dying due to the deadly virus.
DNA - Published

Coronavirus: Manufacturing sector may not recover until 2022 despite pivot to PPE, report claims

'Though sobering, this detailed analysis is vital to understand how businesses can rebuild,' say Make UK and Santander
Independent - Published

States, UTs have to optimally utilise PPE kits given for doctors, nurses: Centre to HC

The Centre has told the Delhi high court that it has provided personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and N 95 masks to states and union territories as per their requirement and it is upto them to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Railways manufactured 1.91 lakh PPE gowns, 66.4 kl sanitizer, 7.33 lakh masks till June 24

As many as 1.91 lakh PPE gowns, 66.4-kilo sanitizer and 7.33 lakh masks have been manufactured by Indian Railways till June 24.
IndiaTimes - Published

Supply outstrips demand, PPE prices crash

PPE kit prices of 100 GSM (gross square metre) have crashed in select markets to Rs 168 apiece from Rs 600 a few weeks ago, and those of RT-PCR testing kits have dropped to Rs 600 from nearly Rs 1,700..
IndiaTimes - Published

CBI alerts police in states about racketeers selling fake hand sanitiser using methanol

The CBI has alerted the police in all the states and Union territories and other law-enforcement agencies about an Interpol input warning about racketeers selling fake hand sanitiser, manufactured..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Coronavirus: Government faces legal challenge over refusal to hold PPE inquiry after deaths of scores of NHS workers

'Now is the time to learn key lessons to enable us to avoid future pitfalls, protect the frontline and ultimately save lives'
Independent - Published

Virus simulation exercise exposed 'clear gap' in Scotland's preparedness for outbreak

'Amongst frontline staff there is unease at the lack of clarity on PPE availability, training and testing' findings of 2018 exercise state
Independent - Published

Investigation at Sheffield care homes after PPE claims

Horizon Care, which runs the homes in Sheffield, said it had always followed government guidance.
BBC News - Published

HCQ and PPE used together cut Covid risk by 80%: ICMR


IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: Peter Gough died at Oxford hospital after 'lack of PPE'

Emma Gough says hospitals should do more to protect admin staff after her father died.
BBC News - Published

PPE procured after products pass prescribed test: Govt


IndiaTimes - Published

'Some PPEs feel like we're wearing plastic rice bags'

The WHO guidelines on PPE strike a balance between protection against infection and allowing health workers "ease, dexterity, comfort and minimal heat-associated stress". However, the guidelines framed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre debunks reports claiming low quality of PPEs

It also said that India has significantly ramped up its domestic production capacity of PPEs and N95 masks.
DNA - Published

Manufacturing of PPEs, N95 masks ramped up; ensuring quality through stringent protocols: Health ministry

India has significantly ramped up its production capacity of PPEs and N95 masks with three lakh units each being manufactured daily and their quality is being ensured through stringent protocols, the..
IndiaTimes - Published

India becomes world's second largest manufacturer of PPE body coveralls: Centre

India has become the world's second largest manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) body coveralls within a short time span of two months, the government said on Thursday. China is the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: Volunteers deliver thousands of items of PPE

St John Ambulance volunteers in Gosport have delivered 50,000 items of PPE to front line workers.
BBC News - Published

'Vital' American Academy of Physician Assistants survey outlines coronavirus struggles: A lack of PPE, furloughs and burnout

In a survey from the American Academy of Physician Assistants, almost 39% of respondents treating COVID-19 patients said they have gone without PPE.
USATODAY.com - Published

Coronavirus: Official guidance 'waters down' expectations on PPE for workers, warns Labour

Exclusive: Working people are bearing the brunt of risks, says Andy McDonald
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: NHS whistleblowers 'threatened with job loss' for speaking out on PPE

Revelation comes amid mounting concerns that lack of transparency is preventing life-saving information being openly shared
Independent - Published

Face masks on the fly: Las Vegas airport adds PPE vending machines

Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport has added face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and wipes to its vending machine offerings.
USATODAY.com - Published

Birmingham City Council 'was sent PPE six years out of date'

Birmingham City Council has asked for government reassurance a supply of PPE dated 2014 is safe.
BBC News - Published

Swiss doctor taps his past to help Zurich meet PPE needs

Love led a young Swiss doctor to emigrate to South Africa, his wife's home country. Years later, love for his disabled child brought him back to Switzerland.
Reuters - Published

AIIMS doctor hailed for risking infection to save life of COVID-19 patient

Dr Zahid, who works at the critical care division of AIIMS, removed his PPE (goggles and face-shield) in order to re-intubate the patient and save his life.
DNA - Published

Coronavirus: Lockdown walk inspired social distancing game

Players of the free game must avoid other people and collect PPE and healthy food to gain points.
BBC News - Published

For Malaysian schoolgirl, homework is sewing PPE gowns to help beat coronavirus

For a nine-year-old Malaysian schoolgirl, the new coronavirus was hard to fathom. But Nur Afia Qistina Zamzuri knew one thing for sure: It was dangerous.
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Coronavirus: PPE masks worth £160k from Salford warehouse

The masks were to be supplied to the NHS, along with councils and care homes, in West Yorkshire.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Thieves steal £160,000 of PPE meant for NHS workers

Thieves have stolen £166,000 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) from a warehouse in Salford overnight, said Greater Manchester Police.
Independent - Published

More female NHS staff could die from coronavirus because of wrongly sized PPE, union official warns

'At times when we've been in high-risk areas, the mask hasn't felt like it has fitted very well, but I've not had the opportunity to test it. They haven't said why they have stopped testing,' doctor..
Independent - Published

WHO guidelines for frontline PPE use designed to protect people, conserve gear

As the coronavirus began to spread around the world, a global shortage of masks and other protective equipment emerged, especially for frontline medical staff.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Gowns flown in by RAF from Turkey found to be 'unusable' in latest blow for government's PPE strategy

Minister admits PPE shipment was not 'good enough' for frontline NHS workers
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Labour MP Nadia Whittome 'sacked' as carer after 'speaking out' about PPE shortages

'It is my duty... to be honest about the lack of PPE and testing as this is putting the lives of care workers and those they care for at risk,' says Nadine Whittome
Independent - Published Also reported by •BBC News

'Sporadic for you but not sporadic for a lot of other people': Trump contradicts nurse on PPE availability

A nurse who told Trump PPE availability has been "sporadic" said she's been reusing a N-95 mask "for weeks."
USATODAY.com - Published

NY doctors count on bikers for deliveries of PPE

With the national supply of personal protective equipment running low, doctors and health professionals are often relying on charities to acquire masks and protective gowns. Teams of motorcyclists in..
USATODAY.com - Published

BBC rejects government's criticism of PPE Panorama show

'Panorama' programme reported vital items of PPE were left out of UK's stockpile
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Lack of PPE caused death of care home nurse who contracted Covid-19, says son

'She had no PPE but fearlessly she carried on. That's what killed her.'
Independent - Published

'Full PPE attire for healthcare personnel in high-risk work': Govt's new guidelines


IndiaTimes - Published

Health Ministry guidelines on use of PPEs by non-Covid medical staff


IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: Buying PPE online for care sector 'like the Wild West'

Care agencies fear running out of PPE, but say dealing with online portals can lead them to be scammed.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: VAT suspended for PPE, saving care sector more than £100m

Sales tax exemption also brought forward for digital newspapers and e-books
Independent - Published

PPE 'designed for women' needed on frontline

The unisex design doesn't fit all women properly, according to many who are working in healthcare.
BBC News - Published

NGO distributes PPE, masks and gloves to Corona warriors in Kolkata

The devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented with several countries across the globe struggling to come to terms with the impact of this deadly virus.
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt must make public details of all purchases made to fight COVID-19: Congress

The Congress has demanded that the government should make public details of all purchases made in the last one month to fight COVID-19, alleging that huge profiteering was being made at this time of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bengaluru makes half of India’s PPEs; daily capacity surpasses 1 lakh-mark

“Production capacity of coveralls required by medical personnel treating Covid-19 cases in the country has been ramped up to more than 1 lakh per day. Bengaluru has become a major hub for production..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi remains in touch with world capitals for global fight against coronavirus

Through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has maintained a steady stream of diplomatic engagements, pushing for India’s medical needs, ranging from equipment to PPEs and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Voice sampling leads cops clad in PPE to blind woman’s rapist

The case posed unique challenges for police. First, the survivor couldn’t describe the rapist, apart from his voice. So, police had to get suspects to say the same thing the attacker had told her..
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: Married doctors launch legal challenge over government's PPE failures

'Every time a healthcare worker becomes hospitalised with Covid-19, it exacts an extraordinary toll on our friends, family and colleagues,' say couple
Independent - Published

From building ventilators to making masks, the small firms doing their bit in coronavirus fight

Many small and medium-sized businesses have answered call to make PPE and ventilators but some do not believe it should have been left up to them, writes Mark Critchley
Independent - Published

PPE pecking order leaves nurses, ward boys at risk

In the midst of the Covid epidemic, complaints pour in about facilities and safety gear for healthcare workers being dependent on hierarchy rather than on the extent to which health personnel face risk..
IndiaTimes - Published


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