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Amazon is allowing its corporate employees to avail the work from home option, if their roles permit, till June 2021. Unsplash

Amazon is allowing its corporate employees to avail of the work from home option, if their roles permit, till June 2021.

Amazon had earlier said that it expected corporate workers to return to the office by January next year.

An Amazon spokesperson told the media that the extended work from home guidance is applicable for workers worldwide.

The move comes amid rising COVID-19 cases worldwide.

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Amazon earlier this month said that 19,816 of its front-line employees in the US tested positive or been presumed positive for the disease.

However, despite facing allegations that its measures put in place to protect workers from COVID-19 were inadequate, Amazon was ranked second by Forbes on its newly released World’s Best Employers 2020 list. Samsung Electronics topped the list.

In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, several technology companies extended work from home timelines. Unsplash

To compile this year’s list, Forbes surveyed 160,000 employees from 750 companies in 58 countries around the world and asked them to rate their willingness to recommend their employers to friends and family.

Participants also had to rate their satisfaction with their employers’ COVID-19 response, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality, social responsibility, and other factors.

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“On top of our $15 minimum wage and industry-leading benefits from day one, we’ve launched new initiatives to continue to support our employees,” Beth Galetti, Amazon Senior Vice President of Human Resources, said in a statement.

Amazon employs more than 875,000 people around the world and, since the start of the pandemic, has hired more than 175,000 new employees — offering new job opportunities to people affected by the economic impact of the pandemic.

Amazon said it is spending billions of dollars on COVID-19 related safety measures.

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, several technology companies extended work from home timelines.

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While Twitter in May told its workers that they can continue work from forever if their roles permit, Google later said it would allow its employees to work from home till the middle of next year.

Facebook also extended the work from home option for workers until July 2021. (IANS)


The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).

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Pakistan has failed miserably to protect Hindus, their interests.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

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