There is no denying the fact that the rise of COVID-19 has taken the world by storm yet it’s very astounding that the technology sector also has been affected to a critical degree. Technology giant Samsung Electronics has thus embraced electronic voting in favor of the first run through ever during this year's annual general meeting (AGM) on March 18, asking shareholders to utilize it to help check the spread of the worldwide pandemic coronavirus.
Samsung's investor relations website on Monday encouraged shareholders to take the opportunity to cast a ballot via the internet up to March 17. This is on the grounds that the company directed a 1-to-50 stock split in 2018, prompting a huge increment in the shareholders numbers.
Samsung's AGM is said to be held at a convention hall in Suwon, around 30 km (18 miles) south of Seoul, with a capacity of around 3,000 people as per reports by the centre's website Samsung explicitly called for electronic voting by shareholders with manifestations, or who have visited locales with high-risk districts, or who are identified as high-risk, for instance, pregnant women and those aged 65 or above. Reflecting guidance from the "Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance".
The shareholders' gathering is said to be furnished with thermal cameras and contactless thermometers, and those with fever or cough symptoms might be restricted from entering.
Those with a fever at the scene will be coordinated to an area away from the main hall, the website informs.
In what is the second-biggest outbreak in Asia after China, South Korea announced 74 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, bringing the nation's aggregate to 8,236 and hence such precautions are a must.