Businesses help raise rate of inoculation with freebies

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Businesses help raise rate of inoculation with freebies

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Businesses help raise rate of inoculation with freebies

Fearing another lockdown, small and medium entrepreneurs are offering freebies, incentives which include gold nose pin, hand blenders, free beer, foods, and tax rebate to encourage people to get vaccinated amid the second surge of the coronavirus pandemic across India. They hope that their offers and discounts will encourage other businesses to ramp up freebies as well to boost the rate at which people are being vaccinated in India.

Interestingly, the USA and European Unions are also offering free merchandise and other stuff to those who receive Covid vaccinations or encourage vaccinations. The perks include free rides, doughnuts, money, arcade tokens and even marijuana.

According to report, corporate such as Capgemini, Infosys, Accenture, Volvo, Reliance, IndiGo and upGrad have already announced they will absorb the vaccination costs for their employees in India. However, they aren’t offering up any freebies as a job well done. Leading home services marketplace Urban Company has said it will cover Covid-19 vaccination costs for the more than 30,000 service partners on its platform.

Jewellers in Rajkot have joined hands with the State Government and are offering freebies to those who come to vaccination camps in the city for getting the coronavirus vaccine shot. These freebies include a gold nose pin for women and a hand blender for men who take the vaccine dose at Rajkot vaccination centres. Jaan Vision, an organisation in Rajkot, is providing free food to those who get vaccinated. In Mehsana, a car workshop is forgoing labour charges on car serving and offering a 10 per cent discount on car accessories to vaccinated individuals. All you have to do is show your vaccination certificate.

A stationery shop in Vadodara is offering customers a 5 per cent to 10 per cent discount to help boost the rate of vaccination in the city. All they have to do is show up with their vaccination certificate.

As per the data, Gujarat is now left with 17,348 active cases. Of the 17 fatalities, seven patients each died in Ahmedabad and Surat, while two succumbed to the infection in Rajkot and one died in Vadodara district. With 2,167 people recovering in the last 24 hours, the count of recoveries in Gujarat went up to 3,02,932 on Tuesday.

The snack producer in Maharashtra has joined hands with the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) to dole out free bhakarwadi to those who can prove they have gotten vaccinated.

In East Delhi, a restaurant owner is giving a 30 per cent discount on biryani and 25 per cent discount on chicken dishes to customers who can verify that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Restaurants and hotels in Old Delhi too are giving out special discounts of 20 per cent to 30 per cent to those carrying a vaccine card. A restaurant in Gurgaon is even giving out free beer if you show up with your vaccination card. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) also offers a 15 per cent tax rebate on filing property tax returns before June.

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