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World coronavirus dispatch: Big Tech's big plans for the post-Covid world

From first drone deliveries in the US, to how South Korea crushed its second outbreak, and the impact of Covid-19 on militant activity in Africa - read these and more in today's world dispatch

World coronavirus dispatch: Big Tech’s big plans for the post-Covid world
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South Korean health authorities are investigating if two minors are suffering from a serious and rare inflammatory paediatric disease linked to the novel coronavirus

Yuvraj Malik New Delhi
American ‘Big tech’ players are already making plans for the post-Covid world. The world’s biggest e-tailer, Amazon Inc, is in talks to buy autonomous vehicle start-up Zoox Inc, last estimated to be worth $3.2 billion. It’s not difficult to see the rationale: Amazon is a delivery company that might one day like to use autonomous vehicles for shipping e-commerce parcels. In all probability, the pandemic now seems to have hastened the move. Read more here.

Let’s look at the global statistics
  • Total confirmed cases: 5,593,148
  • Change over previous day: 41,610
  • Total deaths: 350,509
  • Total recovered: 2,288,034
  • Nations hit with most cases: The

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First Published: May 27 2020 | 2:05 PM IST

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