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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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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's Covid-19 donation [Video]

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's Covid-19 donation

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have joined forces with Salesforce Chief Executive Marc Benioff and media company DMGT to send a plane load of PPE to London's Heathrow airport from China.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Mexico medical workers beg for PPE [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Mexico medical workers beg for PPE

As Mexico prepares for the peak of the pandemic in May, health workers say PPE shortage is fuelling hospital outbreaks.

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Matt Hancock asked for apology by son of doctor who died after PPE warning [Video]

Matt Hancock asked for apology by son of doctor who died after PPE warning

Matt Hancock has been asked for a public apology by the son of a doctor who died after warning the Government about a lack of PPE.

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Dominic Raab: On PPE we're not in the place that we would want to be [Video]

Dominic Raab: On PPE we're not in the place that we would want to be

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab answers questions on The Andrew Marr Show. Mr Raab has said: "On PPE, we're not in the place that we would want to be."

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RAF plane thought to be carrying PPE arrives from Turkey [Video]

RAF plane thought to be carrying PPE arrives from Turkey

An RAF cargo plane, believed to be bringing supplies of PPE from Turkey, lands at RAF Brize Norton.

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London Fire Brigade delivers millions of units of PPE across the capital [Video]

London Fire Brigade delivers millions of units of PPE across the capital

Staff from the London Fire Brigade have come together to distribute PPE across the capital to the health service, care homes, doctors' surgeries and mortuaries who need the equipment.

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A mostly virtual Westminster reopens amidst PPE shortage debacle [Video]

A mostly virtual Westminster reopens amidst PPE shortage debacle

MPs return to work but most are attending the Commons' sessions remotely. The speaker assures those not in the Chamber won't be at a disadvantage as debates will centre on the shortage of personal..

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Britain has to do more to get equipment to health workers - minister [Video]

Britain has to do more to get equipment to health workers - minister

Britain needs to do more to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers on the frontline, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Saturday (April 18) after criticism about shortages in..

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Led By Donkeys project PPE message on Parliament [Video]

Led By Donkeys project PPE message on Parliament

Led By Donkeys project a message from NHS workers concerned about the lack of PPE onto the side of the Houses of Parliament.

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Muslim worshippers are being called to ‘Pray for Heroes’ days before Ramadan [Video]

Muslim worshippers are being called to ‘Pray for Heroes’ days before Ramadan

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association will this Thursday celebrate and pray for the Covid-19 heroes. Inspired by the ClapForHeros campaign, the group plan to inspire all to take a moment of pause this..

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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
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Investigation at Sheffield care homes after PPE claims

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

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

Exclusive: Working people are bearing the brunt of risks, says Andy McDonald
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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
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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
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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.'
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Coronavirus: Cheshire businessman's anger as PPE offer 'ignored'

Paul Dodd says he has offered to produce 450 visors a day for the NHS but heard nothing.
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Coronavirus: Government accused of ignoring offers to produce PPE amid row over delayed shipment from Turkey

Local government minister unable to say exactly when vital PPE would arrive
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Coronavirus: Nurse's family say PPE given to her was not enough

Josie Ekoli, 55, died a week ago at Leeds General Infirmary after contracting coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Nurse 'needed PPE' before death, say family

Donald Suelto died alone after treating a patient infected with coronavirus, his family say.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Hospitals washing gowns at 60C to re-use PPE as stocks run low

NHS Providers chief says trusts forced into 'hand-to mouth' arrangements – and reveals previous government orders of gowns have gone awry
Independent - Published

Coronavirus news you might have missed overnight: Hospitals to run out of PPE, local councils face collapse and Trump stokes right-wing protests

But, amid the crisis, football may be set for a return
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Job offer retracted over PPE criticism, claims nurse

Kay Perry said levels of PPE were "astoundingly low" at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
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Coronavirus: Reading doctor's death blamed on 'lack of PPE'

Dr Peter Tun's family say he might have lived if he had a "proper protective mask".
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Coronavirus: NHS staff could be forced to reuse PPE, as leaked document shows 'last resort' plans

Public Health England acknowledged 'safe reuse of items' was now under consideration to protect resources
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Coronavirus: Anger over lack of PPE for nurse Gareth Roberts

Gareth Roberts, who had been a nurse for 40 years, died on Saturday after falling ill.
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Coronavirus: 92 care homes suffer new Covid-19 outbreaks in last 24 hours

Numbers of deaths in care homes should be released and PPE provided to care workers, opposition parties say
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: India's race against time to save doctors

India does not have the PPE kits it needs to protect its doctors and police from Covid-19 infection.
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Coronavirus: Health secretary Matt Hancock declines to apologise to nurses forced to choose whether to work without PPE

The health secretary has declined to apologise to nurses forced to choose between treating coronavirus patients or protecting themselves due to shortages of vital protective kit.
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Priti Patel 'sorry' if people feel government has failed on PPE

Home secretary's comment in first appearance at daily coronavirus briefing falls well short of apology
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Coronavirus: Lack of PPE 'shocking indictment' of government's handling of crisis, doctors' leaders say

Nurses reject Matt Hancock's claim that overuse of 'precious' facemasks and gowns is fuelling shortage
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Coronavirus: NHS doctor who pleaded for PPE dies

Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, made the appeal on Facebook five days before he was admitted to hospital.
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Coronavirus: Doctor who warned Boris Johnson about lack of PPE dies from Covid-19

'We have to protect ourselves and our families'
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Coronavirus: Police officers put at risk by PPE 'postcode lottery' amid clashing advice, association warns

Officers being provided protective equipment differently depending on the regional force amid confusion
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: NHS staff forced to share masks and hold their breath when treating patients due to PPE shortages, claims leading doctor

Doctors also being forced to accept PPE donated from local school science labs, says Dr Rinesh Parmar
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Coronavirus: Thames Valley Air Ambulance calls for PPE donations

The charity says it is "inevitable" staff will come into contact with people with coronavirus.
BBC News - Published