Daily Archives: November 7, 2020

Four-year results from patient-level meta-analysis confirm safety profile of Philips Stellarex .035” low-dose drug-coated balloon

November 07, 2020 Meta-analysis of two major randomized controlled trials (RCTs) show no difference in mortality between patients treated with the Philips Stellarex drug-coated balloon (DCB) and those treated with percutaneous angioplasty (PTA), the current standard of care Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today […]

Situation Update No. 1 – Super Typhoon Goni in the Philippines – 7 November 2020, 20:00 hrs (UTC+7)

On 01 November 2020, Super Typhoon GONI (locally known as ROLLY) made its first landfall in the vicinity of Bato, Catanduanes (Bicol Region) with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h (equivalent to Category 4 in the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) and gustiness of up to 280 km/h. It made a total of four (4) landfalls,

Thailand Eyes Travel Bubble With China As Gift To Tourism Related Businesses

BANGKOK, Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports said, it is eyeing for a travel bubble with China, as a New Year’s gift to the tourism industry, badly crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry said, it is planning to welcome Chinese tourists as the first group of foreigners entering Thailand, without a mandatory quarantine during

China Donates More Medical Supplies To Myanmar To Help Fight COVID-19

YANGON, China yesterday donated more medical supplies to Myanmar to help fight COVID-19. The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar handed over a total of 240,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), to Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports, at the headquarters of the Department of Medical Research in Yangon. At the donation ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to

Visitors From China Enter Singapore After Easing Of Travel Restrictions

SINGAPORE, The first batch of Chinese visitors arrived in Singapore last night, after Singapore granted short-term visitors from the Chinese mainland entry starting from Nov 6. They flew to Singapore from Shanghai by taking a five-hour flight. They arrived at Terminal One of Changi Airport at 9:30 p.m. There were 129 passengers on board the

As US Election Nears End, China Seeks to Reduce Tensions

This week a top Chinese diplomat expressed hopes that whoever wins the U.S. presidential election, the two countries will work to reduce tensions over trade and other issues. In a carefully worded statement, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng on Thursday said he expects whoever wins the election to meet China halfway and avoid the

Survivors of Super Typhoon Goni Face Humanitarian Crisis

GENEVA – U.N. assessments to gauge the needs of hundreds of thousands of people affected by Super Typhoon Goni, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever to hit the Philippines, reveal a catastrophic trail of devastation and destruction. The superstorm made landfall Sunday in the eastern region of Bato in the island province of