As COVID-19 has spread, there is a substantial increase in the online shopping is seen. This results in out of stock for many products mostly in popular brands and items, specifically household staple categories.
Yet this COVID-19 has huge impact on the global market. Also you will see a longer delivery promises than usual.

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Amazon is trying at the level best to ensure availability on all the products and also ensure no one will artificially arises the prices on basic need products during the Pandemic and also blocked thousands of items, in line with the long standing Policy of Amazon. 

All global employees who work in a role that can be done from home, are asked to work from home through the end of the march.

Extra time off pay for full and part-time employees

All Amazon employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed with quarantine will receive  up to two-weeks of pay. This is done to ensure that employee have time to return to good health without worrying the lost income.

Amazon Relief fund

Relief fund worth- $25 million (initial contribution) March 17, 2020.
Amazon will support independent delivery service partners and their drivers, Amazon Flex participants, and seasonal employees under financial distress during this challenging time. All Amazon have offered the ability to apply for the Grant's approx equal to two weeks of diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine by the government  or Amazon.

Employees and contractors who face financial hardships from other qualifying events such as natural disaster, federally declared emergency, or unforeseen personal hardship. Apllicantls can apply and receive a personal grant from the fund ranging from $400 to $5000 USD per person.


As employers have asked workers to stay at home to slow the spread COVID-19, the premium features of Meet, video conferencing app are made available to all G suite customers at no cost until July 1, 2020.

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Through philanthropic arm google have committed $50 million to the global COVID-19 response.
As a part of that $5 million donation to the COVID-19  solidarity response fund for World Health Organisation through UN Foundation.

$500,000 grant to a team of researchers, epidermatologist, software developer at Boston Children's hospital working on Healthmap, a website to provide upto-date trends of emerging public health threats and outbreaks.

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Through $25 million Ad Grant's crisis Relief programme google also supporting 

Limited proportions of employee, temporary staff and Vendors continue to work from the office, as some important job can be only done from onsite(viz.  So to help people who's account gets hacked). But people who can do work from home can do so.

Shift timing, no of people in the shift all were calibrated to promote social distancing in same location.

Automated system will be also helping to reduce the human effort this time. 

Google also established COVID-19 fund that will enable all temporary staff, vendors, globally to take paid leaves of they have potential symptoms of COVID-19, or can't come to home because they are Quarantined.


As the entire world is facing the same unprecedented threat,  Twitter on 1st March declared to support those who are vulnerable   and the health care providers who are on the front line if the Pandemic and March 2 it was informed that all employee must do work from home.

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While at the same time, contractors and hourly workers who are not able to continue their work from home, twitter will continue to pay their labor cost to cover standard working hours.

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All employees, including hourly workers will receive reimbursement toward their home office setup expenses and also it has been ensured to Vendors to provide the same.
Office equipment includes desk, desk chairs, and ergonomic chair cushions and also online fees while working from home.


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While remote work is a common trend of modern workplaces, it become more crucial in the light of Pandemic COVID-19.

  • Facebook has around 45000 employees will be given a bonus of 75000 / $1000 each, for their 6 month review, with no performance check this half.
  • Not only this $100 million in grant's role assist SMB's in dealing with the COVID-19 fallout.
  • Launching $1 million program to support fact-checkers and help deal with COVID-19 misinformation.
  • Providing $1 million in grant funding to help local newsroom to provide more accurate and timely updates.
  • $20 million in donations across two separate fundraisers for research into the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • All the Facebook employees, contractors also asked to work from home. But there are some limitations of the work which can't be done except onsite.


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Apple commited donations of $15million globally to take care for the sick and to help to lessen the community impact because of COVID-19,

On 13th of March all the retail stores in of greater China have reopened while retail stores in outer greater China will be closed till 27th March. Apple also have expanded their leave policies to accommodate the family and personal health circumstances.

In response to COVID -19 many organisation have online tracker system , data based on WHO, Center for Disease Control.

Sources: Facebook blog, Amazon blog,Twitter blog, Google blog.

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