Further, to ensure that the whole ecosystem for truck drivers and supply chain does not get disrupted, shops for truck repairs and dhabas on highways will be allowed to operate, with a stipulated minimum distance, as prescribed by the state authorities. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | Empty trucks will be allowed to ply to ease supply chain operations
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Designers like Mishra are gearing up for a change in consumer habits. “There will be a shift toward more conscious buying. We are preparing for occasion-led buying, such as weddings and festivals to help the market revive slowly.” E-commerce rather than retail stores will drive businesses. As Anavila says, “Innovative collections sold online will help us reach the right customers.” Ekaya is working on an e-commerce platform that will offer customers a preview of the collection in the store, from which they can choose. “They can come into the retail store, pick what they want from their online choices, buy the sari and leave within 15 minutes.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown | India’s 7-million strong artisans’ community faces supply disruptions, cancelled orders & financial hardships
While an N95 mask can filter out droplets of saliva when someone coughs or talks, it can’t fully filter out the virus if the virus is “aerosolized,” or hanging in the air by itself in much smaller particles. But the holes in the new membrane are so small that these tiny particles can’t pass through. The material could also be modified with a hydrophobic coating that makes droplets slide off easily, so the tiny holes don’t become clogged. … [Read more...] about This filter for the front of an N95 mask could make it reusable
Israel, on the other hand, is gearing up for large scale serology tests in order to gauge the proportion of population which has developed antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United States and other hard-hit nations, is readying a nationwide serological test of 100,000 citizens. Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov, director-general of Israel’s Health Ministry, said that if antibody tests show a sizable portion of the population has developed antibodies, that could mean Israel is on its way to “herd immunity” and would be well equipped to withstand further outbreaks. Meanwhile, studies have estimated the percentage of Israelis with antibodies range widely, from less than 1% to upward of 10%. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
Middle East rich most cautious after oil plunge, COVID-19 crisis: Barclays V-Mart Retail Q4 net loss at Rs 8.43 crore, net sales at Rs 332.66 crore Metropolis Healthcare Q4 net profit declines 56% to Rs 15.49 crore … [Read more...] about Sundaram-Clayton Ltd posts 23.43% rise in Q4 standalone net