As corona war continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information.
Corona War impact around the globe
- Globally, confirmed cases reach 5.5 Lakh.
- Total number of those who have recovered is 108,619.
- India, with a population of 1.3 billion, locks down.
- WHO official: United States could become the next virus epicentre.
- The 2020 Olympics are officially postponed until 2021.
- Two-month lockdown ends for most of China’s Hubei Province.
India starts 21-day lockdown
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a stay-at-home order four hours before it went into effect, sparking a rush for goods. The country has a comparatively low number of cases – 536 – but moved to prevent a wider spread of the virus.
Self-isolation – key to fighting the pandemic in the US – could last another 8 to 10 weeks, estimated Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the non-profit the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In terms of testing,” Gates said, “we’re still not creating that capacity and applying it to people in need.” Testing must be organized and prioritized, he stressed. “That is super, super urgent.”
How Engineers are Fighting the Corona War
India is the country of Engineers and community of engineers have taking a great step to participate in this war. Let’s explore the different methods which this community has adopted:
- Self-isolation but delivering the work on time: IT companies and startups are totally dependent on engineers to deliver their work. Engineers are the one who started ‘Work From Home’ right from the beginning of this war and kept themselves in self-isolation. 1.7 lakh Infosys techies are doing work from home, even team Eckovation is doing work from home and not delaying any single release in product which is ensuring the remote learning of 50 lakh students.
- Spreading awareness through different awareness drive: Building the tools to know more about the preventive measures and also live trackers are few of the initiatives which the community has taken to aware the massive population of India.
- Skilling Up to take new Challenge in upcoming future: There is prediction that post Corona Period, GDP growth will dip massively and with that there will be high possibility of salary cut and job cut. Lakhs of people will be suffering with such situation. Engineers are now focusing more on skilling up to take this challenge to not just save their job but at the same time ensure that they will get good growth after this Corona War. In Eckovation, 250% growth is observed in professional programs of AI and ML Program by Eckovation & E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati, CyberSecurity Program by Eckovation & E-Learning Centre IIT Roorkee
- Engineering Students are doing Work From Home Internship: When the world is suffering from the health crisis, colleges are shut down, but, here we are ensuring that this will not affect your career. Covid 19 has forced us all to be responsible for one another. It is our Biggest responsibility towards the doctors/medical personnel that are working tirelessly against the pandemic. Engineering students are staying home and doing training and doing work from home Internship. Top program in which students are doing their training and internship:
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What precautions can you take to keep Covid-19 at bay?
Let’s take a look at the WHO’s recommendations in greater detail.
- WASHING HANDS: While washing hands, use an alcohol-based rub or soap and water to kill the pathogen. Do this frequently.
- COVERING COUGHS: Use a tissue, or your bent elbow, to cover your cough — this keeps virus-infected droplets away from those around you. If you use a tissue, dispose of it quickly and safely.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING: Stay at least 1 metre away from people who’re coughing or sneezing to avoid inhaling droplets.
- AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE: If the virus has contaminated your hands after contact with another surface, it can infect you through your eyes, nose or mouth.
- IF YOU ARE SICK: Here’s a summary of WHO’s advice for people living in areas where the coronavirus is spreading, or who’ve travelled to such places in the past two weeks. First and foremost, follow the hygiene measures above. If you’re feeling under the weather, “even with mild symptoms such as headache and a slight runny nose”, then stay home till you get better. If you have fever, cough and breathing difficulties, go see a doctor. Inform her (or him) about your travel history. Tell her if you’ve come into contact with other travellers who may be at risk.