Coronavirus company news summary – US AFRICOM donates Covid-19 supplies to Ghana – Michigan National Guard conducts Covid-19 testing

7 September 2020 (Last Updated September 7th, 2020 09:01)

7 September

The US Africa Command (USAFRICOM) has supported Ghana's Armed Forces’ fight against the Covid-19 pandemic by donating protective and critically needed medical supplies. The $75,000 donation includes 10,000 N95 face masks, 1,600 hospital gowns, 2,000l of methylated spirit, 3,000l of sodium hypochlorite, 20 glucometers, 200 glucometer strips, and 14 pulse oximeters. The supplies were purchased using Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation (OHDACA) funds. AFRICOM has earlier supported 37 military hospitals in Ghana and provided advanced Level II Field Hospitals in February 2020.

The Michigan National Guard is supporting LMAS District Health Department in protecting the tourism and the residents of Mackinac Island from Covid-19. The island is yet to have a case. The guard members are conducting free walk-thru Covid-19 testing event indoors for all residents and seasonal workers on the island. In the last few months, four widespread testing events have been held to assess risk. Mackinac County professional emergency manager coordinator Mike Kasper said: “This helps us do better planning and assessment of the state of the pandemic on the island.”

The Indian Air Force has announced that the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2020 will be held on 03 and 04 October this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is conducted to shortlist Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying Branch and Ground Duty Branch (Technical and Non-Technical). AFCAT is held twice a year all across the country in February and August. AFCAT 01/2020 was held in February while Air Force Selection Board Interview has been postponed.