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April 28, 2020

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The Delhi government has partially relaxed lockdown rules by allowing self-employed persons like plumbers, water purifiers, electricians to resume their jobs. Under the home ministry's guidelines, carpenters and motor mechanics are also allowed to work during the lockdown. In a 7-point order, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has given a nod for inter/intra state travel (including air travel) of health workers, lab technicians, scientists, and other hospital support services.

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WHO Chief Tedros says pandemic far from over, 'deeply concerned' about children

The head of the World Health Organization warned on Monday that the new coronavirus pandemic was far from over and said that he was "deeply concerned" about the impact of the disruption of normal health services, especially on children. He added that shortages of vaccines against other diseases were being reported in 21 countries as a result of border restrictions linked to the pandemic, citing the GAVI global vaccine alliance.

Coronavirus: Volkswagen restarts Europe's largest factory after shutdown

Volkswagen the world's largest carmaker by sales, on Monday said it had resumed work at its biggest factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, to give its workers time to adapt to new hygiene measures to combat the coronavirus. Encouraged by a fall in infection rates, Germany eased lockdown rules and carmakers are relying on the country's ability to trace and contain the coronavirus to put Europe's largest economy back to work. In Wolfsburg, around 8,000 workers started building cars again on Monday, including the VW Golf.

Prioritise economy, fight against coronavirus, PM Modi tells CMs

As India enters the final week of the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed to chief ministers that the country will have to give importance to the economy as well as continue the fight against the novel coronavirus. Modi also highlighted the importance for states to enforce prescribed guidelines strictly in the coronavirus hotspots.

FMCG companies roll out special insurance cover for frontline workforce

Leading FMCG companies such as Nestle India, Godrej Consumers Products Ltd and Dabur are providing special insurance covers to their 'frontline' workforce, including those of distributors, who are engaged in supply and distribution of their products during the coronavorus pandemic. They are empowering their frontline workforce in their ecosystem with medical insurance scheme covering risk against any possible fallout from COVID-19, which includes cashless treatment to reimbursement of medical expenses, in case of any eventualities during their work.

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