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A Total Of Zero New Cars Were Sold In India Last Month

The coronavirus pandemic’s hurting the industry real bad.

The new coronavirus pandemic has been a menace to the world ever since the disease started to spread early this year. As of date, there are 3.34-million tallied cars worldwide, resulting in around 240,000 casualties.

With strict lockdowns and preventive measures in place, mobility is absent and businesses have been hampered. One of the biggest industries that are getting pummeled is the automotive industry, of course. With a drastic drop in demand, as well as the complete closure of dealerships, auto sales have been taking a hard hit. That’s the exact case that has been happening in India.

India’s Business Today reported that the country sold zero passenger cars for the month of April. Yes, that isn’t a typo – India’s $120 billion automotive industry registered zero sales last month amid lockdowns and astringent measures to curb the spread of coronavirus,

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India orders coronavirus tracing app for all workers

By Sankalp Phartiyal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has ordered all public and private sector employees use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as it begins easing some of its lockdown measures in districts less affected by the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said on Friday India, with the world’s second-largest population after China, would extend nationwide curbs for another two weeks from Monday, but allow “considerable relaxations” in lower-risk areas.

India last month launched the Aarogya Setu (Health Bridge) app, a Bluetooth and GPS-based system that alerts users who may have come in contact with people who later test positive for COVID-19.

“Use of Aarogya Setu shall be made mandatory for all employees, both private and public,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said late on Friday.

Company heads will be held responsible “to ensure 100% coverage” among employees.

Officials at the technology ministry

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