Coronavirus infection cases top 10,000 in Switzerland

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Geneva, March 27 | Switzerland has reported 949 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total cases in the country to 10,714, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) said.

The death toll in the country increased from 103 to 161, the FOPH said on Thursday, adding that to date, 91,400 tests have been carried out in the country, of which 14 per cent were positive, Xinhua reported.

According to the Swiss government’s latest response measures, starting from March 26, Swiss companies affected by the epidemic can obtain bank loans guaranteed by the government.

Earlier this month, the Swiss government has decided to provide 42 billion CHF ($43.6 billion) for economic relief so as to prevent small and medium-sized enterprises from bankruptcy.

Source: IANS

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Covid-19 Lockdown : Greenwood High International School comes forward to help the needy

Covid-19 Lockdown : Greenwood High International School comes forward to help the needy

Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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