Coronavirus updates for April 9
Odisha became the first state in India to extend the lockdown, which was scheduled to end on April 15, till the end of the month. The state also shut educational institutions till June 17. Meanwhile, Karnataka's state cabinet also favoured extending the lockdown for 15 days to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases.
This comes as the number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 6,600, with nearly 200 deaths reported, as per Worldometer. Across the world, the number of cases crossed 1.5 million and the death toll crossed 90,000.
Meanwhile, IMF Chief Kristaline Georgieva said that the pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout could impact the world economy worse than The Great Depression of the 1930s. She warned that over 170 countries are likely to experience negative per capita income growth. A UN ESCAP report predicted that India's GDP is projected to grow at 4.8 percent in the financial year 2020-2021.
Countries around the globe are reporting a record number of new cases. The UK saw its highest one-day death toll yesterday, with 938 deaths reported. Indonesia reported the biggest daily increase in confirmed cases, while the death toll in Spain crossed 15,000. Russia also reported a record one-day rise of nearly 1,500 cases.
Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
In a conversation with Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO of YourStory, Sujeet Kumar, Co-founder of Udaan, on how the startup is dealing with supply and delivery challenges during the lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus.
The Uber Care Driver Fund is directly transferring small grants into the accounts of thousands of driver-partners every day to help them meet their immediate and essential family needs amid the coronavirus-led lockdown.
As hygiene becomes more important in a post-coronavirus world, cleantech startup OxyGarden is building air sanitisers to improve your indoor air quality.
The Ola Group operates various business units including its ride-hailing unicorn Ola, Ola Mobility, Ola Financial Services, Ola Foods and Ola Electric.
The physical impact of coronavirus is visible, but it’s critical not to ignore the mental health consequences. A survey by US-based anonymous professional network Blind reveals that 56.4 percent of employees, across biggies like Facebook, Google, and Apple, are facing anxiety and loneliness.
Under this partnership, consumers will be able to order from offline Spencers store using Flipkart app and the ecommerce company will ensure the delivery.
The feature called 'InstFresh' will allow people to order daily essentials and groceries including dairy products, vegetables, fruits, bread, snacks and poultry products.
Launched by techies to help people during the coronavirus lockdown, CovidMaps is a user-generated crowdsourced data aggregation platform where users can find or update information about local stores that sell essentials.
Bodhishop has initiated a ‘COVID-19 Fodder Drive’ where people can directly purchase fodder for cows and help keep small dairy farms stay afloat amid the coronavirus-led lockdown.
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North Central Railways has also distributed over 23,000 food packets to people living around railway stations, who are affected by the lockdown imposed in view of coronavirus outbreak.
Supriya Debnath from Odisha has been trained by the Nation Health Mission to circulate COVID-19 information on a helpline set up for migrant workers
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In the first week of lockdown, CrowdProduct says it conducted more productive events than it would have in months and got to understand audiences better.
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the use of collaborative tools doubled, while video streaming and gaming apps saw a 120 percent jump in traffic.
Property portal NoBroker on Wednesday said it has launched grocery services on its integrated visitor and community management app NoBrokerHood to enable society residents to order daily essentials at their doorstep in wake of the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, the group said Essar Foundation has committed to providing 1.25 million meals to communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), in association with industry bodies, has planned a series of online mentorship sessions for startups on a range of topics to equip them to meet the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
The Odisha government on Thursday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state till April 30 to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus.
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The Centre may soon announce another fiscal package which should be almost similar to the Rs 1.75 lakh crore stimulus announced last month, a report said on Thursday.
(Edited by Suman Singh)