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Xiaomi, Realme Postpone Launches of Upcoming Smartphones in India Amidst Lockdown

Vivo has also rescheduled the launch of its upcoming mid-range smartphone -- Vivo V19 that will come with a dual-camera punch-hole and quad-camera system

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Realme postponed the launch of Narzo series which was previously scheduled for launch in India on March 26, while Xiaomi extended the launch of Mi10 which was scheduled on March 31. Pixabay

Smartphone makers Xiaomi and Realme on Wednesday said they have postponed launches of their upcoming smartphones in India owing to the nationwide 21-day lockdown.

Realme postponed the launch of Narzo series which was previously scheduled for launch in India on March 26, while Xiaomi extended the launch of Mi10 which was scheduled on March 31.

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Smartphone makers Xiaomi and Realme on Wednesday said they have postponed launches of their upcoming smartphones in India owing to the nationwide 21-day lockdown. Wikimedia Commons

“With respect to the announcement made by our Prime Minister on March 24, we have decided to suspend all upcoming launches including #realmeNarzo series. Time for us to focus on our family and ourselves. Stay at home, stay safe and cooperate with local authorities,” tweeted Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth.

Sheth announced that operations at Realme’s ‘Make in India’ facility will be temporarily stopped until further notice from the government.

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Vivo has also rescheduled the launch of its upcoming mid-range smartphone — Vivo V19 that will come with a dual-camera punch-hole and quad-camera system. (IANS)

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Facebook Announces To Expand Community Help Feature

This is the first time Facebook has launched Community Help on a global scale and being used for a health pandemic

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This is the first time Facebook has launched Community Help on a global scale and being used for a health pandemic. VOA

Facebook has announced to expand its Community Help feature as part of COVID-19 efforts which will help people offer help to those affected by the new coronavirus pandemic, as well as donate to nonprofit organisations.

People can access Community Help in the COVID-19 Information Center on Facebook.

“Community Help is a place for people to request or offer help to neighbours, such as volunteering to deliver groceries or donating to a local food pantry or fundraiser,” Facebook said in statement late Tuesday.

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The social networking giant is starting to roll it out in the US, the UK, France, Australia and Canada in the next few days.

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Facebook has announced to expand its Community Help feature as part of COVID-19 efforts which will help people offer help to those affected by the new coronavirus pandemic, as well as donate to nonprofit organisations. Pixabay

“We’re working to bring it to more countries in the coming weeks,” said the company.

This is the first time Facebook has launched Community Help on a global scale and being used for a health pandemic.

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The new coronavirus cases reached over 8.5 lakh globally on Wednesday, with over 42,000 deaths. The cases in US reached 1.8 lakh alone, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. (IANS)