Coronavirus company news summary – India suspends army recruitment exam – Denel advances respirator project

28 May 2020 (Last Updated May 28th, 2020 11:00)

The Puerto Rico National Guard is performing Covid-19 tests in nursing homes and care centres around the island. The rapid test and the Covid-19 molecular test are being administered to residents and employees by the personnel in partnership with Centers 330. As of 26 May, 2,271 rapid tests and 1,971 molecular tests were conducted in around 40 homes for the elderly. The guard has planned more visits to another 27 homes.

The Indian Army recruitment exam 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Combined Entrance Test (CEE) was planned to be held on 31 May. It was originally scheduled on 26 April at AMC Centre and College in Lucknow. A notice issued on the postponement read: “Due to the prevailing situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic, fresh modalities and instruction on the same will be issued subsequently on the improvement of the present situation."

South African defence company Denel has announced that two local projects to design and produce ventilators have entered ‘critical stages’. Under Project Sabela, the medical ventilators are being developed to support patients treated for Covid-19 in public and private hospitals. The two projects have completed design and layout phases and will begin simulation exercises soon. The exercises will test the projects’ efficacy. Project Sabela is being coordinated by Denel in partnership with other state-owned entities, research bodies and specialist companies in the private sector.