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Published 23.06.2020 10:36
In Cambodia, Better Factories Cambodia (BFC), a program of the International Labor Organization, launched a mobile phone hotline.
 The hotline uses an automated system that workers can call to learn about Covid-19 prevention measures. It aims to provide information to workers about preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Published 09.06.2020 10:00
In Japan, Hitachi seeks to make working from home a new routine for its employees even after the pandemic.
33,000 of its employees are currently working remotely in response to Covid-19. It also wants its employees to work from home for 2 to 3 days per week to reduce half of the people in the office.
Published 09.06.2020 09:52
In Japan, a U.S. military base asked Japanese employees not to send their children to local schools to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
If the Japanese employees keep sending children to schools, they’ll only be permitted to re-enter the base 14 days after their children are not going to schools anymore. Children of U.S. military personnel and U.S. employees at the base are also prohibited from going to the schools.
Published 04.06.2020 17:34
Malaysia’s first integrated Covid-19 testing platform is launched by Qualitas Medical Group and Scicom.
Qualitas is a tech and business process outsourcing company. The platform is called Covid-19-MY-Screening, which is used for helping employees and employers to manage all Covid-19 screening requirements prior to resuming the employees’ work duties.
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Published 31.05.2020 17:05
In Namibia inmates from Windhoek Correctional Services have manufactured 30 000 face masks.
The reusable masks were produced as part of the correctional facilities reintegration program and saw the prisoners learning new skills in order to assist the nation. The mask will be used by correctional service officers, inmates, and other government officers.
Published 27.05.2020 17:11
Google and Facebook employees can work from home for the rest of 2020.
Google originally said it would keep its work from home policy until 1 June, but is extending it for seven more months. Facebook said it would reopen its offices on 6 July as coronavirus lockdowns are gradually lifted. Previously, Amazon and Microsoft also extended its work from home policy, offering…
Published 17.05.2020 16:09
In Oman, the Muscat-based Research Council called for research proposals on Covid-19.
Omani innovators from various research institutes across the Sultanate sent 442 research proposals to the program, 103 proposals within the clinical category and 339 for the non-clinical category, according to the Oman News Agency. The programme will financially support projects including diagnostics, telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and the impacts on business…
Published 27.04.2020 16:54
Botswana Cabinet donates 10% of their salaries to Covid-19 Fund.
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his cabinet ministers have agreed to donate 10 percent of their monthly salaries for six months to support the country’s Covid-19 relief fund. The Covid-19 relief fund was set-up by the government to allow members of the public, Non-Governmental Organisations, companies as well as institutions…
Published 27.04.2020 16:32
In Bulgaria, the government will cover 60% of the wages of the employees that would have been otherwise laid off.
In addition, the deadline for the annual financial statements and declarations will be extended to 30 June. The pandemic has especially harmed medium and small businesses. About 42% of startups in the country are at risk of going bankrupt in the next three months, according to the Bulgarian Startup Association.
Published 27.04.2020 13:45
In Sweden, employees receive more than 90 percent of their salary despite work reduction.
The government will take on 75 percent of the cost of the reduced hours. The measure will be applied from 16 March 2020 to 31 December 2020. This is one measure of an aid package that also includes temporary discounts for rental costs in affected industries and state credits guarantees…

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