May 19, 2020 / 8:17 AM / 11 days ago

UK ventilator consortium says scaling up in case of COVID-19 second spike

LONDON (Reuters) - A consortium of British aerospace, automotive and medical companies said they were ramping up ventilator production to make sure there were enough available should there be a second spike in the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“We are continuing to scale up our production capabilities to make sure that there is always a ventilator available when a patient needs it should a second wave strike the UK,” said Dick Elsy, Chairman of VentilatorChallengeUK and CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Costas Pitas

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