New York and San Francisco offices of Twitter will be closed immediately just two weeks after opening. Following the new CDC guidelines, the decision has been made. Concerns regarding the Delta variant have made the CDC ask fully vaccinated people to wear masks in places with high Covid transmission rates. Google has also extended its WFH policy till Oct 18, while Amazon also expects its employees to get vaccinated soon.
Infosys is integrating its own platform and CoWIN to make the vaccination process easier for employees and families. Last month new guidelines were released for the integration of CoWIN with third-party platforms. India has been increasing the speed of vaccination with 24.9 cr citizens having received the jabs. Glitches on CoWIN are also being ironed out and users can make corrections to errors in name, DoB, and gender, on the CoWIN website.
To keep up the vaccination rate in the country, the US govt has decided to have an unofficial partnership with dating apps. In this collaboration, if a user gets vaccinated, they will get additional perks i.e free boost, super likes, etc. Apps like Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Match, OkCupid, BLK, Chispa, Plenty of Fish, and Badoo all have participated to reach their total 50mn userbase to get vaccinated. The Biden administration hopes to reach the goal of vaccinating 70% of US adults by July 2021.
Cognizant has announced that it will cover the cost of vaccination of its 200,000 full-timers and their families around 50,000 people. Along with them, it will also cover the cost of around 3.5 lakh contingent staff such as contract, support and security personnel, and their families. Infosys, Accenture, Vedanta and NTPC have already announced a plan to bear the cost of Covid-19 vaccinations for its workforce and their dependents.