Keeping Innovation Alive during this Unprecedented Pandemic

– By Pavan B K, Director, Operations

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that causes respiratory illness through a new virus. This virus has infected more than 200 countries. The first COVID-19 case was reported in Wuhan, China in November 2019. Subsequently, the disease has spread to more provinces in China, and to the rest of the world. The WHO has now declared it a pandemic. The number of people infected worldwide currently
has crossed more than 2,529,668 and the death toll stands at around 174,676. On a positive note, about 667,624 people have also recovered from this deadly disease. While several countries have extended the lockdowns, the World Health Organization (WHO) has given a six-point strategy on lifting the restrictions and speeding up testing. It has been over four months since the world was informed of the Sars-Cov2 virus. Even as India has crossed over 13,000 cases this week, it has also seen a record number of recoveries. Another positive development comes in the form of new
treatment options for the pandemic that are showing some promise. This has caused a huge impact on the IT industry worldwide, leading to a freeze in the hiring process and paving the way to layoffs.

This document gives information on the following:
● Impact of COVID-19 on the IT industry
● Actions taken by OneOrigin to minimize the impact

 

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