By: Regology

Jun 1, 2020


Global health and COVID-19 related updates amongst all tracked agencies.

Week of August 31, 2020

France – Cyanobacteria in freshwater: ANSES makes proposals with a view to harmonising surveillance and control

Maine, US – Maine DHHS Supports Nursing Facilities In Meeting New Federal COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Switzerland – FINMA launches consultation on partial revision of “Health insurance under the ICA” Circular

Taiwan – Japan and Vietnam report asymptomatic COVID-19 cases returning from Taiwan; CECC to continue its investigation

Week of August 24, 2020

Spain – Containment measures, employment and the spread of COVID-19 in Spanish municipalities

Week of August 17, 2020

Europe – EBA updates its work programme for 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Switzerland – Switzerland increases contribution to Green Climate Fund to strengthen climate protection in developing countries

Taiwan – In response to some countries’ reporting of travelers found positive for COVID-19 after they leave Taiwan, CECC launches investigations and conducts contact tracing

US – COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice, Vice President Mike Pence hold joint briefing on West Virginia COVID-19 response

US – UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

US – Maine DHHS Announces Nearly $1 Million Investment in Child Health

Week of August 10, 2020

US – Mills Administration Approves Second Round of COVID-19 Prevention and Protection Awards Under Keep Maine Healthy Plan

Week of August 3, 2020

Taiwan – Japan is removed from CECC’s list of medium-risk countries as its coronavirus cases continue to increase

UAE – Complementing its healthcare programme for senior citizens and individuals with chronic diseases, DoH: 160 healthcare facilities and over 2,700 doctors accessible via the Remote Healthcare Platform

US – UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Week of July 27, 2020

UAE – Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Khalifa University Develop Reagent to Extract COVID-19 RNA

Week of July 20, 2020

Ireland – Public policies to support firms through COVID-19

Italy – Update on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic

Taiwan – Starting from August 1, Taiwan to conditionally allow foreign nationals to receive medical treatment in Taiwan

Taiwan – Hong Kong, Australia are removed from the CECC’s list of medium-risk countries as their coronavirus cases continue to increase

Week of July 13, 2020

France – Inhalation of nitrous oxide: ANSES recommends improving regulations and better informing the public about potential health risks

France – ANSES is participating in the preparation of a European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals

Switzerland – BaFin adapts requirements to the crisis

Switzerland – Coronavirus crisis pushes consumers towards stock market investments

US – CFTC Extends Targeted Relief to Market Participants in Response to COVID-19

US – CFPB Releases Updated COVID-19 Consumer Complaint Data

Week of July 6, 2020

Europe – EBA provides clarity on the implementation of the prudential framework in the context of COVID-19

Europe – EBA calls on resolution authorities to consider the impact of COVID-19 on resolution strategies and resolvability assessments

Ireland – Public policies to support firms through COVID-19 #Ireland

Switzerland – Federal Council approves new MedDO and ClinO-MD

Switzerland – Coronavirus crisis pushes consumers towards stock market investments

US – Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, FTC Grants Public Access to Four Administrative Proceedings Via Telephone or Live Streaming

Week of June 29, 2020

Canada – Our COVID-19 response: Supporting operations

Canada – Our COVID-19 response: navigating diverse economic impacts

Europe – The ECB’s monetary policy during the coronavirus crisis – necessary, suitable and proportionate*

Ireland – Making the case for macroprudential tools for the market-based finance sector: lessons from COVID-19 – Governor Gabriel Makhlouf

Italy – ESG Risk in times of Covid-19

Netherlands – About one out of every hundred people test positive for COVID-19 in GGD test lanes

Switzerland – Virtual meetings instead of ICH meetings in Vancouver during the COVID-19 pandemic

Switzerland – Coronavirus: Masks compulsory on public transport; quarantine for travellers from high-risk regions; lifting of certain entry restrictions from 20 July

Switzerland – Regulatory authorities step up cooperation in connection with COVID-19

US – UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Week of June 22, 2020

Canada – Targeting inflation during the pandemic

Europe – The ECB’s policy response to the COVID-19 crisis

France – Incontinence pads: ANSES publishes the results of its health risk assessment

UAE – DoH: Tawam Hospital in Al Ain now free of COVID-19 patients

UK – Guidance – Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for UK businesses that trade internationally

US – OCC Interim Final Rule Reduces Assessments in Response to COVID-19

US – Federal and State Regulatory Agencies Issue Examiner Guidance for Assessing Safety and Soundness Considering the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Financial Institutions

Week of June 15, 2020

Canada – Opening Statement before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Netherlands – Many people willing to isolate at home in case of positive COVID-19

Switzerland – Basel Committee meets; discusses impact of Covid-19; reiterates guidance on buffers

Switzerland – COVID-19 pandemic: Statement of international medicinal product regulatory authorities about vaccines

Taiwan – From June 22, short-term business travelers are allowed entry and can apply for shortened home quarantine period

Week of June 8, 2020

Switzerland Coronavirus: Switzerland to lift COVID restrictions regarding all EU/EFTA states

Taiwan – Taiwan Food and Drug Administration approves Remdesivir to treat patients with severe COVID-19 disease

US – FTC Makes More State-Level Data Available About COVID-19 Related Complaints from Consumers

US – CFTC Extends No-Action Relief to Market Participants in Response to COVID-19

US – CFPB and State Regulators Provide Additional Guidance to Assist Borrowers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Week of June 1, 2020

Europe – The General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board takes second set of actions in response to the coronavirus emergency at its extraordinary meeting on 27 May 2020

Europe – EBA releases bank-by-bank data at the start of the COVID-19 crisis

India – Relaxation from compliance with certain provisions of the SEBI (Issue and Listing of Debt Securities) Regulations, 2008 and SEBI (Non-Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares) Regulations, 2013 and certain SEBI Circulars due to the COVID -19 virus pandemic

Netherlands – Initial results on how COVID-19 spreads within Dutch families

Singapore – SFA to Work with Fresh Good Wholesale Industry on Study of Future Infrastructure Needs

Switzerland – Coronavirus: Switzerland to reopen its borders with all EU/EFTA states on 15 June

Taiwan – Dedicated COVID-19 website goes online and provides information on Taiwan’s major measures taken to combat COVID-19