How Tech Companies Are Helping The World Fight Against COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Corona Virus has taken this world by a shock and with days passing by people are suffering. Many companies have started donating for the treatment and safety of the people. Let’s take a look at what some tech companies are doing in order to save humanity. Before beginning, I hope you guys are following the quarantine rules set by your government and also wash your hands before you do anything, before reading this also.

Huami Amazfit :

Amazfit has been part of the budget segment for smartwatches, especially in India. They are one of the first companies in India to work towards the cause in this hour of pain. Amazfit has announced that they will be donating high-quality N95 masks and protective suits to various hospitals and government officials in order to keep them safe. They also confirmed that in order to combat the COVID-19 virus, Amazfit will send out protective gear to AIIMS New Delhi and Manipal Hospital. 

CP Khandelwal, CEO – PR Innovations, Amazfit India said, “We want to extend our support to the government authorities and leading hospitals who are working really well during this tough time where the nation is facing a shortage of masks and hygiene essentials,” 

“On behalf of Huami, we are open to all requests from doctors and hospitals or any government authority for providing support for various hygiene essentials and supply. I have converted my alternative no. “For this cause and interest, authorities can directly reach out to our WhatsApp support line +91-85954 38550,” said Honey Singh, CEO, #Arm Worldwide.

Amazfit are not only providing protective gear but they have also launched a WhatsApp support line for hospitals and other government bodies. Hospitals and government officials can contact them on WhatsApp using the number +91-8595488550.

Facebook :

Ever since the spread of COVID-19 started we’ve been flooded with fake news. People need to know the truth behind this issue and Facebook is working towards this. The social media company recently revealed that they are banning ads that ‘guarantee a cure’ for the virus and are also trying to filter out fake news as much as possible. Facebook is also trying to send people to reputable sites in order to get some information on the situation.

Also, they have made a $20million donation and given WHO free ad space so that more and more people get informed about it. 

Instagram :

Instagram, on the other hand, is using various unique ways to send out the message to the people. If you search for Corona Virus or COVID-19, you will be redirected to WHO’s official page so that you can get more information on the much more reliable source. Instagram has also started a new story tab for people who are using the ‘Stay Home’ sticker on their stories, encouraging people to stay home and stay safe. 

The company is also banning any in-app effects related to the virus that are not from a reputable source. 

Xiaomi India : 

Xiaomi recently launched its Redmi Note 9 Series in a live event after the launch event was canceled amidst the Corona Virus Pandemic. Chinese smartphone manufacturers have also stepped forward to help during this time. 

Manu Kumar Jain, CEO, Xiaomi India earlier this week said, “Lakhs of N95 masks will be donated across State governments such as Karnataka, Punjab and Delhi government, government hospitals and state police starting this week”.

This is a really great step towards getting everyone’s life back to normal. The company has also kept its operations running by introducing ‘home delivery’ for phones and maintaining social distances at its retail outlets (before lockdown). They are continuously supporting the government by providing masks and other protective gear. 

Vivo India :

Vivo is one of the companies known for its budget segment devices and they have also taken part in donating equipment to the government and hospitals in order to help get past this pandemic. The company has donated over 1 lakh masks to healthcare workers in Maharashtra.

“In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Vivo, the global smartphone brand, today donated one lakh medical masks to the Government of Maharashtra. The company also donated 5,000 N-95 masks that are designed to filter airborne particles,” Vivo said in a statement.

OPPO India :
Oppo India today went to Twitter to announce that they have donated INR 1 Crore Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Distress Fund to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“It is a small step towards ensuring the well-being of those fighting on the frontline and showing our gratitude for the services they are providing to the citizens,” the company said in a statement.
Oppo has also announced that it will be extending warranties for its smartphones and also they will be initiating online services that can help its consumers with basic troubleshooting at their homes itself.

In other news, Oppo, Honor, OnePlus, and Realme have extended smartphone warranties. OnePlus has extended its warranty policy to May 31st for consumers whose warranty is
ending between March 1st and May 30th. Huawei/Honor, on the other hand, is also pushing the warranty further till June 30th. This is applicable to devices for which the warranty expires or has already expired between March 21st and June 21st.
Realme India also announced that it will be extending warranties until May 31st on warranties ending between March 20th and April 30th. The company also recently postponed its latest project, the Realme Narzo, in light of the COVID-19 spread.
Also, Bharti Enterprises that cover Bharti Airtel, Bharti Infratel, etc have committed Rs 100 crore to support India’s battle against COVID-19. Meanwhile, Lenovo/Motorola has come forward to extend the global warranty amidst this crisis. The company is offering a free global warranty extension for up to 75 days through May 31, 2020, for all Lenovo/Motorola smartphones and accessories with warranties that are coming to an end between March 15  through April 30, 2020.

 

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