In J-K’s Kathua district, locals turn angels for 7,000 hungry labourers

“The delivery is free of cost. They also feed around 7000 daily wage earners, mainly migrant labourers living in slums throughout the district with cooked meals twice a day for which nine community kitchens have been set up. Of course, hygiene and social distancing are indispensable,” Mishra said.

Police personnel directly exposed to Coronavirus, should take precautions, Vizianagaram SP

Competing with the governmentThe Trust also handed over 1,000 masks and gloves to sanitation workers of Vizianagaram Municipal Corporation in the presence of former MP Botcha Jhansi and Vizianagaram Municipal Commissioner S.S.Varma. They said NGOs were competing with the government in providing quick service to the needy people during the lock down period.

Coronavirus outbreak: ₹25 lakh compensation for Gujarat frontline staff

“Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has taken a decision that after police personnel, kin of sanitary and health workers of municipal corporations and municipalities who die in the line of duty due to coronavirus will get ₹25 lakh. The benefit has also been extended to staff and officers of revenue and food supplies departments as well […]

Singapore reports record new cases, quarantines 20,000 migrant workers

The government is also converting a large exhibition venue to east of the island into a medical facility to accommodate patients who have mostly recovered from COVID-19 but may still be infectious. It will be the second such facility after a hotel was converted last month to isolate up to 500 such people.

UPDATE 1-Russia rate cut off agenda as cenbank signals higher inflation

According to a poll by the Center of Strategic Research, a Moscow-based think tank, Russian firms on average expect a 23% drop in revenue and a 16% drop in headcount by the end of this year. More than 500 firms of all sizes took part. (Additional reporting by Darya Korsunskaya and Elena Fabrichnaya; Editing by […]

Scotland’s chief medical officer resigns after flouting own coronavirus guidance

She said the justifiable focus on her behaviour risked becoming a distraction from the hugely important job that government and the medical profession had to do in getting the country through this coronavirus pandemic. “It is with a heavy heart that I resign as Chief Medical Officer,” she said.

How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

The solution was to create three separate teams of 40 workers each. The first shift now ends at 2 p.m., and then there’s an hour when the workspaces, tools, and breakrooms are sanitized. The third team does not work at all, but rather is held in reserve and available to jump in if an illness […]

Mexico to help the poor, invest in energy to ease economic pain: president

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday said Mexico’s government will use the budget stabilization fund and cash from various trusts to shield the poor and help the economy weather a sharp coronavirus-driven slowdown.

BP oil workers in Gulf of Mexico and Alaska test positive for coronavirus

The worker who tested positive at BP’s operation in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay has been isolated, the state’s chief medical officer said. The worker was an Alaska resident who had recently traveled out of state, its department of health and social services said in a statement.

Covid India toll rises to 16, total cases 694; 80 new cases on Thu

While the Union finance ministry unveiled a Rs 1.70 lakh crore economic package involving free foodgrain and cooking gas to poor for the next three months, one-time doles to women and poor senior citizens among other benefits, and the health ministry announced that 17 states have started to earmark hospitals for dedicated treatment of COVID-19 […]