By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: August 13, 2020 13:11:32 pm
Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News Live Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India rose to 2,399,992 on Thursday after over 67,000 fresh cases were registered with a span of 24 hours. The death toll also increased from 46,091 to 47,169 during the same period, according to latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
At its first meeting on Wednesday, the National Expert Group on vaccine administration for Covid-19 held detailed deliberations on modifying existing technology platforms to track potential vaccines from procurement to last-mile delivery. Sources told The Indian Express that talks were held on building a digital infrastructure so that a potential vaccine, from the several being developed, can be administered to a large population. Specifically, sources said, there was a discussion on upgrading the existing eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) — an indigenously developed technology that tracks vaccine stocks digitally.
Globally, over 20 million (20,815,230) people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, including 747,845 deaths. The United States continues to remain the worst affected followed by Brazil and India. Amid race for an effective vaccine worldwide, Russia has approved a coronavirus vaccine for public use without the final phase of human trials.
What do employees seek in a post-COVID workplace environment? A survey finds out
Working from home for months, people’s work habits seem to have changed a lot. They are trying to adapt to the ‘new normal’. But as many companies around the world are calling their employees back, how prepared are they to give them a safe workspace?
Space Matrix, a multinational workplace design consultancy firm based in Singapore, along with a US-based design firm Interior Architects, has released a study called ‘A Changed World: What Happens When We Return to the Office Survey‘ mainly to focus on flexibility and hygiene as two aspects of a post-COVID workplace environment. It was found in the report — that analysed data collected from approx 2,500 respondents based in the US and APAC including Singapore and India — that flexible work practices and hygiene remain as the two key aspects of returning to work globally. About 77 per cent and 76 per cent in US and Asia, respectively, voted for a reassessment of working-from-home policies, and 67 per cent and 73 per cent, respectively, thought it was wise to invest in communication technologies to support business continuity.
Telangana reports 1,931 new Covid-19 cases; Hyderabad Corporation area sees dip in infections
Telangana reported 1,931 new virus cases, pushing the overall tally to 86,475, while the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, the virus hotspot in the state, witnessed a decrease in the number of fresh infections. Eleven more fatalities took the death toll in the state to 665. The GHMC saw a dip in the number of fresh infections as only 298 cases were reported, a state government bulletin said on Thursday, providing data as of 8 pm on Wednesday. As many as 479 were reported from GHMC on Tuesday. As far as new coronavirus cases, GHMC was followed by Warangal Urban (144), Rangareddy (124), Karimnagar (89), Sangareddy (86) and Nalgonda (84). Except Komaram Bheem Asifabad (3), all the remaining 32 districts reported positive cases in double digits.