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This page last updated on 11 April 2020
INEOS enlists Sir Dave
Brailsford and his cycling organisation to deliver new hand
sanitiser to NHS Hospitals
INEOS, 1 of the largest
manufacturing companies in the world and they have just
announced that it has started delivering a million bottles of
hand sanitiser a month to NHS Hospitals across the UK.
The project brought together the manufacturing and enterprise of
INEOS led by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the racing team logistics led
by Sir Dave Brailsford, the Team Principal of Team INEOS. This
major initiative has brought together the very best of all INEOS
and its teams in a race against the clock.
INEOS announced that it would bring its production plant at
Newton Aycliffe in Teesside online in just ten days and that
deliveries would start immediately afterwards. It has repeated
this in Herne Germany and Lavera in France and earlier this week
announced a fourth facility in North East France at Étain.
Working closely with NHS Trusts, INEOS hand sanitisers are being
delivered to 28 Hospitals across the UK including:- Grangemouth,
Halton, Teesside, Derby and London. Wider distribution will
follow as the plant reaches full capacity.
INEOS is 1st focusing on meeting the needs of front line medical
and care services before making:- "pocket bottle"
hand sanitisers available for people's personal use. These will
all be produced to World Health Organisation specifications.
Hand to mouth contamination is one of the main ways that the
Corona virus infects people and there is a critical shortage of
hand sanitisers across the UK and Europe.
Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principal, Team INEOS, says:-
"The British government asked industry to help and INEOS was
proud to answer the call. Team INEOS is used to moving at speed,
but 10 days from start to finish for 3 plants already was
incredibly tight. We are all in this together and I am grateful
to everyone in the entire INEOS family for their hands on
approach to getting the job done."
All of INEOS nine polymer and chemical divisions are currently
supplying products for the medical and pharmaceutical industries
and many of them are now being used in the fight for CV19
vaccines and treatments.
Its products are essential for the production of essential
health products in the medical field, including:- rubber gloves,
PVC saline infusions, syringes, ventilators, medical tubes. Its
products purify public drinking water. It produces raw materials
for soap, phenol for aspirin and paracetamol, and its
acetonitrile is used in essential pharmaceutical analysis in the
procedures necessary to find a vaccine.
The US Department of Homeland Security has even described INEOS
Acetonitrile, IPA and Acetone as:- "Critical to ensure National
Resilience" in their CV-19 response.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder and chairman of INEOS adds:-
"INEOS is a company with enormous resources and manufacturing
skills. We are not only planning to produce a million bottles of
hand sanitiser a month in the UK, but the same again at similar
facilities in Germany and France. If we can find other ways to
help in the Coronavirus battle, we remain absolutely committed
to playing our part."
For more information please go to INEOS'
evolution of Civid-19
week geneticists from Cambridge University (UK),
and partners in Germany have reconstructed the
"evolutionary paths" of the Novel Coronavirus
Disease-2019 (COVID-19) within humans, between 24 December 2019
to 4 March 2020. Since the outbreak in Wuhan they have found
that Covid-19 has mutated into 3 distinct strains as it has
spread across the globe. The variants of Covid-19 have been
called:- A, B and C. Type A, described as:- "the root of
the outbreak," is closely related to the virus found in
both bats and pangolins,
but surprisingly the 'ancestral' virus genome closest to those
in bats, but was not Wuhan's predominant virus type. Wuhan's
major virus type B, that is separated by 2 mutations. The 3rd is
type C is the:- "daughter" of type B. The UK has
been most affected by the B variant, but we have also had type C
found in the UK. Others affected by Type B are:- Germany, Japan,
Funland, Belgium, France, Canada and Brazil. Type C variant is
the major variant within European type, found in early patients
from:- China, Hong Kong, France, Italy, Sweden and England. Type
A has been mostly found in:- China, Australia, Spain, US, Chile.
And, the list goes on for each of the strains. To find out more
about what the researcher have found out and how they got the
results, please go to Cambridge University's
Total UK cases
COVID-19 Cases Update for Liverpool City Region and
number of COVID-19 fatalities recorded by UK Hospitals
continue to increase with 980 new cases, bringing the total
to 8,958. The number of COVID-19 infections has risen by
5,195 in just a day, to 70,272, the Department of Health
said. In England, there are a total of 58,817 confirmed
cases. North West - total of 8,021 confirmed cases. Current
confirmed cases within the following local authorities are
► Liverpool, 702 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 387 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 385 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 329 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 159 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 1,226 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 311 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 278 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 512 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 386 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 297 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 253 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 249 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 222 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 198 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 227 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 284 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 106 confirmed cases.
These stats are according to Public Health England as of
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