How IT companies can work effectively amid Coronavirus?
We all are completely aware of what Coronavirus (COVID-19) is, it is an infectious and deadly disease caused by a virus leaked which was accidentally leaked from China. The virus has affected a lot of countries including India. COVID-19 has affected Italy so drastically that the country has lost almost 6000 people in a short span of time. We, as the citizens of India, can help prevent the disease by taking some precautions and practicing some important measures that we discussed earlier.
Also, different companies can also play an important role in the prevention of COVID-19. However, some companies have already started taking measures by allowing their employees to work from home. Work from home promotes social distancing which is a very crucial step to be taken right now to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.
Corona has however affected a large group of people in just a handful of times. The graph shows it peeking strength:
The techies are well aware and sound of the ongoing outbreak, they play their part majorly as donating sums of money as required.
Some major companies like Alibaba, Amazon, Google, etc. have been working upfront in order to avoid spread.
So far, African countries have recorded low rates of Coronavirus. But Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is taking no chances; through his foundation, he is donating 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks, and 60,000 protective suits and face shields. They are all being sent to Ethiopia first, from where they will be sent out to every other country on the African continent.
“As members of the global community, it will be irresponsible of us to sit on the fence, panic, ignore facts or fail to act. We need to take action now,” he said.
This isn’t the first time during the crisis that China has sent help to other parts of the world. Earlier in the month, the Chinese Red Cross sent a team of nine medical staff and 30 tonnes of equipment, including masks and respirators, to Italy.
Distilleries and breweries
Distilleries in the US and Europe were reportedly adding hand sanitizer to their usual product ranges of rum and whiskey.
The owner and founder of 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company in Vail, Colorado said they were planning to start handing it out for free to people who drive by the distillery.
While Scottish brewery BrewDog has also gone into production on hand sanitizer, among other Scottish distilleries doing the same, and French drinks company Pernod Ricard was donating pure alcohol.
US tech giants Amazon, Microsoft and more
Some of the biggest US tech firms have also stepped up in the effort to cope with coronavirus. Amazon has said it will donate $5 million to local businesses based near its Seattle headquarters that will likely lose out on sales now that the tech giant’s thousands of staff are working from home.
Together with Microsoft, Amazon is also one of the co-creators of the COVID-19 Response Fund, targeting hard-hit Washington State. They, and other businesses such as Alaska Airlines and the Starbucks Foundation, have donated $2.5 million so far. Microsoft President Brad Smith said: “As large corporations, we can take this step and should. But not all businesses will be able to do so. As our community focuses on public health needs during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important that we also rally together to address the unmet economic needs developing around us.”
The two tech giants have also said they will continue to pay the wages of workers employed to deliver services to their office campuses – people who cannot work from home and might, therefore, lose out financially.
Moreover, Amazon on 21 March said it would stop shipping non-essential products to customers in Italy and France, where coronavirus cases have continued to soar.
Facebook has said it will donate $20 million to support coronavirus relief efforts, while Apple is committing $15 million.
The world is a small place, smaller by the internet. Other than that, awareness is a major factor on which such companies have worked on. You can surely witness cautionary texts on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, etc.
You can go ahead and search https://itelinfo.com/covid-19/ on platforms as such and they would inform you with every potential threat or anything and everything you want to know of about this dangerous virus. It is sure that this can be count as one of the best tangents of social media.
We request you to promote staying home and practice work from home to help the world in fighting such a dangerous disease. Stay safe, healthy, and indoors. Happy quarantine!