Do you know of someone who needs to know, if they have the Covid-19 virus? If anyone in your network is self-isolating, and needs a proper, medically valid answer to their concerns, there is a Covid-19 swab test now available immediately to everyone in the UK. National Health and Medical Service (NMHS). Laparoscopic surgery simulator specialists Inovus Medical has converted its manufacturing lines to develop parts for ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) as part of two new projects to help battle Coronavirus. Read more here. How are start-ups tackling issues related to Covid-19? From wearables that urge users not to touch their faces, to remote conferencing tech for events, here are some of the start-up solutions helping to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. More info here. The National Health and Medical Service (NHMS) can provide immediately the medically valid Covid-19 swab test. Available to anyone in the UK. In funding news, Digital health continues to captivate venture capitalists around the world. 2019 was the second largest ever year for funding in this sector, totalling $7.5bn globally – a fraction below the 2018 record of $8.1bn. More info here. The UK government today announced that it will issue £20 million ($24.5 million) in grants of up to £50,000 each to startups and other businesses that are developing tools to improve resilience for critical industries. More info here. GIANT Health is passionate about encouraging and supporting diversity. To encourage more women to attend The GIANT Health Event 2020, we're offering a special event ticket (FULL price ticket £895) to women for only £39. In Italian hospitals, patients are receiving respirators produced by hacked scuba gear. Big hugs to Isinnova and their team, Massimo Temporelli, Fablab Milano and all the people involved in this! More here.