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Business continuity briefs:
15th May 2013

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published recently:

WHO update on novel coronavirus infections
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has informed WHO of an additional four laboratory-confirmed cases with infection of the novel coronavirus (NCoV). Since the beginning of May to date, a total of 19 patients, including nine deaths have been reported from the outbreak primarily linked to a health care facility in the Eastern part of Saudi Arabia.

Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all member states to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns. WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it currently recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions.

Republic of Korea provides Nepal government with a grant for disaster recovery centre construction
nepalnews.com has reported that the Republic of Korea has agreed to provide grant assistance of around Rs. 403 million (US$ 4.6 million) to the Nepal government for the establishment of a disaster recovery centre for Nepal’s Government Integrated Data Centre.

The DR site will be located at Hetauda and the project will be completed within 36 months.

eBRP 10th annual eBRP User Group Conference 2013
June 18-20, Niagara Falls, New York.
The conference programming will include:
June 18: Toolkit, CommandCentre and Mobile Strategy Showcases
June 19: Wishlists, Best Practices and Roadmap
June 20: Hands-on exercise: ‘Exercising your BCM – an Interactive Session.’

CSARN Business Continuity Briefing
9am – 12pm, 7th June, The Cavalry and Guards Club, London.
Business Continuity is a vast topic now attracting a plethora of underpinning guidance documents and standards. This is all great but how can all this preparation be applied into 'real world' scenarios of dynamic unpredictability and high stress? http://csarn.org/2013June7BusCont.html

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Date: 15th May 2013 • Region: Various

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