× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×

Britain puts Sh1 billion into study on long term effects of Covid-19

EUROPE
By Reuters | July 5th 2020

Britain is putting 8.4 million pounds ($10.49 million) (Sh1.049 billion) into a new study to examine the long-term effects of Covid-19 on patients, the health ministry said on Sunday.

The novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19 has been observed to cause many health impacts for some patients beyond immediate respiratory issues, but with other infected people asymptomatic, the workings of the virus are not fully understood.

“As we continue our fight against this global pandemic, we are learning more and more about the impact the disease can have, not only on immediate health but longer-term physical and mental health too,” health minister Matt Hancock said.

The Department of Health said 10,000 people would take part in the study, which is being led by the University of Leicester and hospitals in the city.

Lung and blood samples of the patients will be taken and they will also be assessed by advanced imaging, and the findings will be used to develop new forms of personalised treatment.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

Share this story
MP Savula arrested for flouting Covid-19 regulations
Savula was picked in Butere town as he mingled with the crowd in Butere town

.
RECOMMENDED NEWS

Feedback