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798,128

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497,193

Recovered

21,654

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UBER CUTS THOUSANDS OF JOBS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Earlier this month, Uber Technologies downsized 3,700 people from its offices globally. In the latest round on Monday, additional 3,000 jobs were also cut. Employees in HR and Customer Service department were let go due to the serious financial crisis brought upon by Covid -19. The total lay-off represents 25% of the workforce in the company. Along with the job cuts, some major ongoing projects like self-driving cars are also put on hold. The email sent by Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi to the staff informed that the company would stop work on several side projects including the once popularised flying cars. The focus for the moment is set only on the two core businesses which are Uber Eats and car rentals. Khosrowshahi further informed that other suppositious projects like Uber Incubator, AI Labs and Uber Works ( job searching ) will also remain close. In order to achieve profit, the company has planned to take other measures other than losing headcounts. More than 45 offices are closed globally since the coronavirus outbreak. Khosrowshahi in his mail also stated that this might not be the last cut off. Lyft Inc. a major competitor of Uber in America. has also cut down the salaries along with dismissing 17% of the total staff. Even Airbnb Inc. discharged a quarter of its workforce. Uber is rumoured to take over Grubhub Inc., a major food delivery service in the US. If Uber acquires the food company, it is estimated to soon become the most dominant food delivery service in the US. Reports show that Uber Eats is bearing losses due to low sales. But the company believes that it is the next big opportunity to gain profit due to the upsurging demand in food orders during the lockdown.

STATES AFFECTED

Sources: WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC of the PRC, JHU CSSE, DXY, QQ, and various international media

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States Confirmed Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra 230,599 127,259 9,667
Tamil Nadu 126,581 78,161 1,765
Delhi 107,051 82,226 3,258
Gujarat 39,280 27,742 2,009
Uttar Pradesh 32,362 21,127 862
Karnataka 31,105 12,835 488
Telangana 30,946 18,192 331
West Bengal 25,911 16,826 854
Andhra Pradesh 25,422 13,194 292
Rajasthan 22,678 17,140 495
Haryana 19,736 14,604 287
Madhya Pradesh 16,341 12,232 634
Assam 14,601 9,148 32
Bihar 14,330 9,792 109
Odisha 11,956 7,407 73
Jammu and Kashmir 9,501 5,695 154
Punjab 7,140 4,945 183
Kerala 6,535 3,708 28
State Unassigned 4,161 0 0
Chhattisgarh 3,666 2,903 15
Uttarakhand 3,305 2,672 46
Jharkhand 3,362 2,210 23
Goa 2,151 1,273 9
Tripura 1,789 1,338 1
Manipur 1,450 799 0
Puducherry 1,272 637 17
Himachal Pradesh 1,141 833 10
Ladakh 1,055 915 1
Nagaland 732 304 0
Chandigarh 523 403 7
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 461 211 1
Arunachal Pradesh 302 120 2
Mizoram 226 143 0
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 156 83 0
Sikkim 134 71 0
Meghalaya 167 45 1
Lakshadweep 0 0 0

* Cases identified on a cruise ship currently in Japanese territorial waters.

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