It is not a joke. Newborn twins, named Corona and Covid.
The coronavirus crisis affecting the whole world has given ideas to parents in India, whose children came to the world at the end of March.
The two are the happy parents of some twins, a boy and a girl, and they wanted to remember for the rest of their lives the difficult times that the whole world goes through. So when the time came to give the babies a name, they didn't hesitate.
The girl was given the name Corona, while the boy was named Covid.
"In the context in which the cars were stopped, we both arrived at the hospital late at night, after much suffering. Since the birth took place after such great difficulties, I wanted the names to be memorable and unique, "the mother of the little ones said.
India is also affected by coronavirus, so far over 3000 cases have been confirmed, 75 dead, but 213 people have been cured.
Google is adding features to Maps to alert users to travel restrictions related to Covid-19, to help them better plan their routes, the Alphabet group's division announced on Monday.
The update will allow users to check how crowded a station might be at a given time, or if buses on a particular route have a limited schedule, Google said.
Alerts will be available in Argentina, France, India, the Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom, among other countries.
The new features will include details on checkpoints for Covid-19 and restrictions at national borders, starting with Canada, Mexico and the United States.
In recent months, the company has analyzed location data from the phones of billions of users in 131 countries to examine mobility during restrictions and to help health authorities assess whether people are complying with social restraints and other orders. to control the spread of the virus.
Google has invested billions of dollars in search engine advertising revenue to digitally map the world, attracting an average of 1 billion users a month to the free navigation app.
Bemorepanda found out what to expect after lifting the restrictions. During quarantine we found out industries that are supposed to grow up rapidly during quarantine. We started using service that maybe where unnecessary for us before the pandemic. Here are the industries that are going to have a great success after the quarantine ends.
1. Grocery retail
No matter what happens, people will be hungry. In a stressful situation, we buy even more products. The process of absorption of food calms, and stocks on the shelves alleviate anxiety: suddenly that, and in the house there is buckwheat and potatoes.
2. Courier services
Grocery stores were allowed not to close; other shopping facilities were less fortunate. They, as well as public catering establishments, are saved by courier services that take delivery on themselves. If you leave the house (exclusively on business, of course), you can see how many people in the street are in branded clothes. They all carry something to someone. So the increase in revenue and the staff of courier services is a natural consequence of quarantine measures.
3. Online education
Learning through the Internet is a trend of recent years. It’s convenient when you don’t need to go to an English tutor through the whole city or you can get a profession sitting on your own couch. The web has many courses on any subject - from painting to physics. The pandemic added to the number of online students those who decided to learn something from boredom or who risk losing their profession in a crisis.
4. IT area
Prior to the advent of coronavirus, this industry did not complain about stagnation, but the pandemic gave it new growth points. One of them is tools for business. Due to restrictive measures, conservative spheres, which slowly and reluctantly went online, were forced to accelerate. Someone met a pandemic with outdated, barely working sites, while someone didn’t have a debug channel at all. All this required immediate intervention. This is where IT services came in handy.
5. Home fitness products
The pandemic dispersed into the apartments and lovers of fitness equipment, and runners, and people involved in horizontal bars. All of them had to decide the issue of training at home. Therefore, the demand for compact exercise machines, elastic bands and expanders, weights and dumbbells has grown.
Interest in online training has increased. If for fitness centers this is an attempt to upgrade the brand and save at least some kind of income, then for those who initially relied on it, this is a great opportunity for growth.
6. Juridic services
The demand for legal assistance does not come from a good life. Unfortunately, the pandemic creates all the conditions to throw people’s problems. We have to solve issues related to the closure of the business, job cuts, job loss, the use of credit and other banking products.
7. Intimate goods
On the one hand, the self-isolation regime closed access to new acquaintances and non-binding sex, and even loners would like to be released in a stressful situation. On the other hand, the couples were locked together.
The face shield is very effective. It does not make breathing difficult, and glasses do not fog up. According to scientists from the University of Iowa, the face shield reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 96% if an infected person coughs in your face. And even if you contact the patient for 30 minutes, the shield will protect you by 80%.
For comparison: the effectiveness of disposable medical masks ranges from 60 to 75%. For homemade fabric masks, this number varies depending on the material, from 40 to 90%, and for a respirator reaches 95%.
The face shield does not need to be washed and wait until it dries, it can be disinfected with soap and water or a 70% solution of alcohol, as recommended by use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations regarding the situation of their acute shortage of WHO. And it is reusable, unlike surgical masks. Yes, and it interferes with touching your face.
For optimal protection, the visor should completely cover your chin and forehead, so choose the right size. Ideally, the shield should be worn with the mask. So you cover both your mouth and face skin and eyes.
If you do not know where to buy such a shield, you can make it yourself with a simple instruction.
The crisis triggered by COVID-19 paralyzed all activities that required human closeness! But here are a few that have discovered how to unlock areas of activity blocked by the authorities. So did a hairdresser in Ireland, the owner of a bar in Seville, Spain, and a young British man.
Nearly 5 million people have been infected and more than 318,000 have died in the fight against the new coronavirus, which is not as resistant as SARS, but is up to three times more contagious. Until the release of a vaccine (estimated to be mass-produced by the end of 2021), humanity will have to learn to protect itself and "cohabit with the killer virus," warns Michael Ryan, WHO's director of emergency situations. Many have already begun to make ingenious lifestyle changes to protect themselves and others from the killer virus.
- Seville, Spain. The bar "La Gitana Loca” hired a robot as a bartender to be able to operate during the coexistence with the virus. The robot bartender produced by the cyber company Macco can fill and serve 600 mugs in an hour. A pint sells for 0.70 euros and owner Alberto Martinez, 53, hopes to receive the operating license on May 24 when, theoretically, the state of emergency would end if Parliament does not accept Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposal to extend it for another 30 days.
- Drogheda, Ireland. She invented the anti-COVID-19 hairdressing chair in order not to leave his clients with tousled hair during the epidemic. Hairdresser Jean McDonnell, from Drogheda, Lough, Ireland, opened her salon before the government began the phase of easing the austerity measures. She does the hair of her clients in front of other salons after her husband Alan developed a plexiglass cage that protects her and protects clients from possible contamination. Obviously, at the end of April a session at the hairdresser could cost 100 euros.
- Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. He invented the curtain for hugs because he couldn't imagine seeing his grandmother and not being able to hug her. Briton Antony Cauvin, 29, spent £ 70 to turn a shower curtain into a special device to hug his grandmother during the coronavirus epidemic. He posted a video with the emotional moment on a social network. The UK has recorded over 35,000 deaths and has 245,000 people infected.
Along with masks, social distance has become a real sign of the time of the pandemic, which changed the face of cities; especially in the recently opened restaurants.
Coronavirus forced to make social interaction more organized: to reduce the risk of infection, people should maintain a distance of one and a half to two meters.
The restaurant owners all around the world have new problems: in the opened establishments, you need to force guests to stay away from each other. Restaurateurs invent the most exotic ways. There are places where you will be put in a greenhouse or forced to dine in the company of an inflatable doll in a wig.
Restaurants have already opened in Germany, but visitors are required to maintain a social distance of 1.5 m. In Schwerin, the owners of one of the institutions found an original solution to the problem: guests are given special hats.
Foam "blades" do not allow people to approach each other closer than the distance established by law. Customers note that this, of course, is not too comfortable, but they are glad of the opportunity to have lunch again in the restaurant.