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Personal protective equipment: Equipment designed to help protect an individual from hazards
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Protective equipment may be worn for job-related occupational safety and health purposes, as well as for sports and other recreational activities. "Protective clothing" is applied to traditional categories of clothing, and "protective gear" applies to items such as pads, guards, shields, or masks, and others. PPE suits can be similar in appearance to a cleanroom suit.

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COVID-19: Security guards at HP State Secretariat demand PPE kits [Video]

COVID-19: Security guards at HP State Secretariat demand PPE kits

Security guards deployed at Himachal Pradesh State Secretariat feel unsafe as they are not equipped with proper safety kits to combat with COVID-19. They said that they are at risk of getting infected..

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Belfast PPE store sees new demand from resuming healthcare services [Video]

Belfast PPE store sees new demand from resuming healthcare services

One of Northern Ireland's main PPE stores is adapting to changing demands as orders start to flow in from health services paused during the height of the pandemic. The store on the grounds of the..

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COVID-19: CM Soren thanks TATA TRUSTS for its assistance [Video]

COVID-19: CM Soren thanks TATA TRUSTS for its assistance

Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI) of TATA TRUSTS on May 16 joined hands with the Jharkhand government on fight against COVID-19. It gave 8,400 PPE kits and other health protection equipments to..

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Junior doctor launches auction to raise funds to plug PPE gaps [Video]

Junior doctor launches auction to raise funds to plug PPE gaps

Katie Sanderson, a junior doctor, has decided to launch a celebrity auction to help raise funds to plug PPE gaps on the front line. The Asks for Masks auction will be hosted by Sue Perkins and includes..

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UK bean bag firm produces NHS PPE [Video]

UK bean bag firm produces NHS PPE

A bean bag and soft furnishing manufacturer is helping to produce and dispatch PPE to NHS and healthcare staff. Birmingham firm Loft 25, along with Green Lane Mosque and hundreds of volunteers, have..

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PHIA Foundation donates PPEs kits worth Rs 1.5 crore to Jharkhand for COVID-19 fight [Video]

PHIA Foundation donates PPEs kits worth Rs 1.5 crore to Jharkhand for COVID-19 fight

Partnering Hope into Action (PHIA) Foundation donated PPEs kit worth over Rs 1.5 crore to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on May 12. Medical safety kits donated by PHIA in the war against..

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Public support a boost during dispiriting PPE problems, leading nurse says [Video]

Public support a boost during dispiriting PPE problems, leading nurse says

Public support for healthcare workers has been a boost during the “dispiriting” problems with protective equipment, a leading nurse has said. Mike Adams, director of the Royal College of Nursing..

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Flight carrying PPE from China arrives in Bournemouth [Video]

Flight carrying PPE from China arrives in Bournemouth

A plane has landed in the UK bringing 120,000 surgical gowns for the NHS. The Airbus A340, which was covered in a special livery thanking NHS staff, landed at Bournemouth Airport from China.

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U.S. graduates turn regalia into PPE; Wear the cap, donate the gown [Video]

U.S. graduates turn regalia into PPE; Wear the cap, donate the gown

Gowns 4 Good, a charity started by frontline physician assistant Nathaniel Moore, is asking graduates to donate their gowns to more than 77,000 frontline responders on Gowns4Good.net.

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Masks made under inspection of Deputy First Minister [Video]

Masks made under inspection of Deputy First Minister

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill visits a temporary factory in Magherafelt, where PPE is being made. Ms O'Neill also commented on the Irish Government's failure to brief the..

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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's Covid-19 donation [Video]

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's Covid-19 donation

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have joined forces with Salesforce Chief Executive Marc Benioff and media company DMGT to send a plane load of PPE to London's Heathrow airport from China.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Mexico medical workers beg for PPE [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Mexico medical workers beg for PPE

As Mexico prepares for the peak of the pandemic in May, health workers say PPE shortage is fuelling hospital outbreaks.

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Matt Hancock asked for apology by son of doctor who died after PPE warning [Video]

Matt Hancock asked for apology by son of doctor who died after PPE warning

Matt Hancock has been asked for a public apology by the son of a doctor who died after warning the Government about a lack of PPE.

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Dominic Raab: On PPE we're not in the place that we would want to be [Video]

Dominic Raab: On PPE we're not in the place that we would want to be

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab answers questions on The Andrew Marr Show. Mr Raab has said: "On PPE, we're not in the place that we would want to be."

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RAF plane thought to be carrying PPE arrives from Turkey [Video]

RAF plane thought to be carrying PPE arrives from Turkey

An RAF cargo plane, believed to be bringing supplies of PPE from Turkey, lands at RAF Brize Norton.

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London Fire Brigade delivers millions of units of PPE across the capital [Video]

London Fire Brigade delivers millions of units of PPE across the capital

Staff from the London Fire Brigade have come together to distribute PPE across the capital to the health service, care homes, doctors' surgeries and mortuaries who need the equipment.

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A mostly virtual Westminster reopens amidst PPE shortage debacle [Video]

A mostly virtual Westminster reopens amidst PPE shortage debacle

MPs return to work but most are attending the Commons' sessions remotely. The speaker assures those not in the Chamber won't be at a disadvantage as debates will centre on the shortage of personal..

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Britain has to do more to get equipment to health workers - minister [Video]

Britain has to do more to get equipment to health workers - minister

Britain needs to do more to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers on the frontline, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Saturday (April 18) after criticism about shortages in..

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Led By Donkeys project PPE message on Parliament [Video]

Led By Donkeys project PPE message on Parliament

Led By Donkeys project a message from NHS workers concerned about the lack of PPE onto the side of the Houses of Parliament.

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Muslim worshippers are being called to ‘Pray for Heroes’ days before Ramadan [Video]

Muslim worshippers are being called to ‘Pray for Heroes’ days before Ramadan

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association will this Thursday celebrate and pray for the Covid-19 heroes. Inspired by the ClapForHeros campaign, the group plan to inspire all to take a moment of pause this..

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Priti Patel: Sorry if people feel there have been failings over PPE [Video]

Priti Patel: Sorry if people feel there have been failings over PPE

Home Secretary Priti Patel has said she was sorry if anyone felt there had been failings over the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers in the fight against the coronavirus..

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3D printing enthusiasts join fight against coronavirus [Video]

3D printing enthusiasts join fight against coronavirus

As demand for face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) has skyrocketed, volunteer 3D printers have stepped in to support doctors, nurses and first responders, who are all in danger of..

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