Last week was a continuation of our battle against the global pandemic of coronavirus. It seems like COVID-19 has taken over all aspects of life and business as we knew it. The Indian Railways suspended all passenger services till March 31, almost everyone has started working from home, 75 districts are now under lockdown and Section 144 has been imposed at several places, and we even had a voluntary 14-hour ‘Janata’ curfew.
India Inc and the government are tirelessly working to fight this pandemic. The govt announced that it is working on a financial package for all sectors impacted by the virus.
And that’s not all. It also launched a COVID-19 ‘Solution Challenge’ for individuals and companies to submit tech-based ideas for “strengthening the fight against coronavirus” and win Rs 1 lakh. To battle the sea of misinformation around the disease, the Centre also created a WhatsApp helpdesk to spread awareness and help citizens stay safe.
If you need more information on the coronavirus or have any queries, check out YourStory COVID-19 Resource Centre. We are working to bring together a comprehensive set of information from experts in various fields on how businesses can operate as effectively as possible amidst escalating COVID-19 (coronavirus) fears.
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