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Lockdown forces 1.7 lakh Infosys techies to work from home

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Bengaluru, March 25 : A lockdown in many countries the world over has forced 1.7 lakh Infosys techies to work from home to ensure business continuity, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

“About 70 per cent of our 2.4 lakh global workforce is working from home to avoid being affected by coronavirus,” Infosys Chief Operating Officer U.B. Pravin Rao said in a blog to the employees which has been shared with IANS.

In 46 countries, Infosys employs more than 2.4 lakh employees, serving 1,384 customers. The 70 per cent workforce translates to 1.7 lakh employees.

Calling coronavirus pandemic an uncertain and testing time for the company, Rao said both employees and clients are of utmost importance.

“We are doing all we can to be there for those employees and their families that need our support the most, while prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of our entire global workforce,” he said.

Though Rao did not declare that all business travel has been suspended, he said the company has restricted travel as appropriate after monitoring the situation across countries.

To facilitate so many geeks to operate from home, the IT major has arranged for laptops, relocated desktops to home environments, customised personal devices for official use, arranged high speed broadband Internet connectivity at residences and improved virtual private network bandwidth.

Admitting that all work cannot be executed from home, especially, business critical functions, Rao said the company has prepared teams to deliver account-specific business continuity plans.

According to Rao, a helpline has been set up to support employees dealing with emergencies and unfamiliar situations.

Similarly, the company had recently vacated its IIPM building in the city after an employee was suspected to have contracted coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Infosys rival Wipro has also implemented work from home for select employees across its global locations.

“Beginning March 16, we enabled work from home (WFH) for employees across the globe wherever feasible and if their roles allowed them to do so,” a Wipro spokesperson told IANS.

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‘China caused great damage to US’: Trump sharpens attack over Covid-19

Earlier, the US President also lashed out at China for the COVID-19 crisis, accusing Beijing of trying to deflect the pain and carnage that the country spread throughout the world.

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Washington, July 6 : Launching another scathing attack on China, US President Donald Trump on Monday blamed China for causing “great damage” to the United States and across the globe due to the coronavirus crisis.

“China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the world!” Trump tweeted, in an oblique reference to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing the second ”Salute to America” on America”s 244th Independence Day, Trump had also said that the country was doing great until it got hit by a virus that came from China.

“The power of tariffs being imposed on foreign lands that took advantage of the United States for decades enabled us to make great trade deals where there were none. Tens of billions of dollars are now paid to the US treasury by the same countries but then we got hit by the virus that came from China,” Trump had said while addressing the event.

He further said, “We”re producing gowns, masks, and surgical equipment…It was almost exclusively made in foreign lands, in particular, China where ironically this virus and others came from.”

Earlier, the US President also lashed out at China for the COVID-19 crisis, accusing Beijing of trying to deflect the pain and carnage that the country spread throughout the world.

In May, Trump had said that he was very disappointed with China over its failure to contain the virus, saying the worldwide pandemic cast a pall over his US-China trade deal.

Trump has been targeting China for spreading the virus. Earlier, the US President was asked at a press conference if he had seen evidence that gave him a “high degree of confidence” that the virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and replied that he had, although he declined to give specifics.

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Shankersinh Vaghela discharged after Covid treatment

Vaghela was found to be Coid positive ten days back. After three days of self quarantine at his residence ”Vasant Vagdo” in Gandhinagar, he had to be rushed to the hospital.

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Gandhinagar, July 6 : Former Nationalist Congress Party leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, who had tested positive for coronavirus last month, was discharged from hospital on Monday.

The 81-year-old leader, fondly known as Bapu by his supporters, was discharged on Monday from the Sterling hospital in Ahmedabad after treatment for corona infection.

“I have been confident of my immune system, but the last 3-4 months were very hectic and had lot of travelling. I used to meet so many people. Especially, I visited so many hospitals during two months, so it was obvious that at some point of time, I would contract the virus,” Vaghela told the media.

“When I was admitted, my condition was bad, but thanks to the medical staff here, I am completely alright now,” he.

Vaghela was found to be Coid positive ten days back. After three days of self quarantine at his residence ”Vasant Vagdo” in Gandhinagar, he had to be rushed to the hospital.

He had recently tendered his resignation from the post of national General Secretary of the NCP as well as from the primary membership of the party.

He then formed his own political front called ”Praja Shakti Morcho”.

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Andhra Covid victim’s body dumped into pit by earthmover

The 50-year-old man was admitted to Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) last week and died on Monday.

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Amaravati, July 6 : Another video has emerged from Andhra Pradesh on Monday highlighting utter disrespect being shown while disposing of dead bodies of Covid-19 victims in the state.

In the second such incident in 10 days, authorities used a JCB excavator to lift the body of a Covid victim from an ambulance and dump it into a pit.

The incident occurred in the temple town of Tirupati in Chittoor district. The front portion of the JCB excavator was brought closer to the ambulance belonging to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).

Health workers pushed the body onto the excavator, which carried it to a pit and dumped the body in it.

The municipal authorities defended the move, saying the body weighed nearly 180 kgs.

The 50-year-old man was admitted to Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) last week and died on Monday.

Tirupati Municipal Commissioner P.S. Girisha said they had to bury the body as the attempt by the municipal staff to cremate it had failed, since the body did not fit into the gas furnace. As the wrapping around the body was also torn while shifting it from ambulance to the furnace, they shifted the body back to SVIMS for re-wrapping.

He said it was on the advise of the family that they decided to bury the body. A 14-feet deep pit was dug using the excavator. It was then used to lift the body from the ambulance and dump it in the pit. The official, however, admitted that more workers should have been used to carry the body physically to the pit.

In a similar incident in Palasa town of Srikakulam district on June 26, the body of a Covid victim was shifted from his house to the cremation ground on a JCB excavator. In another incident in the same district, a Covid victim”s body was transported in a tractor.

Taking a serious note of the incidents, the government has suspended six officials.

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had expressed anguish for the inhuman act of transporting the mortal remains of COVID-19 patient through JCB excavator and ordered the immediate suspension of the officials.

“When the protocol in dealing with such cases are clearly mentioned and time and again we have been asking to drive out the stigma on Corona, the officials behaved in an irresponsible manner by transporting the dead body through a excavator which is inhuman and send a wrong signal to the people,” the Chief Minister had said.

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