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French coronavirus cases jump above China's after including nursing home tally

  PARIS: The number of people who have died from the COVID-19 illness in France jumped by 61% to 6,507 over two days after data from nursing homes were included, and confirmed cases jumped by 44% to 82,165, the health ministry reported on Friday, making France...

Health-Care providers see surge in ransomware attacks in Europe, U.S.

  When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario for managing director Malcolm Boyce.   The coronavirus crisis was just beginning to take hold in the UK, and the company...

Falck Healthcare supports healthy lifestyle with AI in partnership with dacadoo

Health       Apr 03, 2020

  Zurich: Falck Healthcare has partnered with global, leading health tech company, dacadoo, to create a unique digital healthcare universe named Falck Pulse. Falck Healthcare is the largest provider of occupational healthcare in the Nordics, and now the company will use anonymised health data and personal...

EU tells insurers to suspend dividends, avoid bonuses in pandemic

  London: Insurers and reinsurers in the European Union should temporarily suspend dividends and share buybacks, and consider postponing bonuses as well to ensure continuity in services during the coronavirus pandemic, the bloc’s insurance regulator said on Thursday.   The virus has led to lockdowns of economies...

Global coronavirus cases surpass one million, death toll 52,000

  Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data.Italy had the most deaths, more than...

Chinese insurance industry set for robust growth between 2019-23 despite Covid-19, says GlobalData

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Apr 02, 2020

  London: With the regulatory changes and the use of technology, the insurance industry in China is beginning to recover from the losses incurred due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Although the forecast growth rate between 2019 - 2023 has dropped post-Covid19, still, it maintains a strong...

Insurers worry about D&O claims against executives from Coronavirus

  Insurers are increasingly worried about shareholders, employees or customers bringing coronavirus-related claims against company executives and are considering excluding the virus from policies which protect the bosses, industry sources say.   Two cases have been filed in the United States in recent weeks accusing companies of...

Life-or-Death decisions by hospitals, doctors come with threat of lawsuits

Doctors and hospitals overwhelmed in the pandemic will have to make their excruciating life-or-death decisions meticulously or they risk being second-guessed by a jury when the onslaught is over.   Lawyers who defend health care providers are already giving advice on how their clients can avoid...

Coronavirus pandemic: Over 95% who died in Europe were over 60: WHO

  Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization’s office in Europe says figures show that more than 95% of people who have died of coronavirus on the continent have been aged over 60.   But Dr. Hans Kluge said age is not the only risk factor...