With the rise of Coronavirus cases in India, businesses have started deploying precautionary measures to tackle the epidemic. Today’s companies are more concerned about their employees’ safety and performance than ever before. Indian tech companies, in particular, are taking every necessary measure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their employees.
Employees are discouraged from conducting physical meetings, there are hand sanitizers placed at all the critical points in the buildings, and the entry of outsiders is restricted in workplaces, among others.
Global IT companies in India are taking drastic steps because many of their employees have to travel to other countries. So, they are at a higher risk of getting exposed to Coronavirus. Let’s take a look at how some of the biggest tech firms in India are responding to the outbreak.
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How Tech Companies are Dealing with Coronavirus In India
PayTm, the digital payment solutions provider has closed their Noida and Gurugram offices for a few days. The development came after one of the employees tested positive for COVID-19. This employee had recently visited Italy. The offices were closed for sanitizing and disinfecting the space. Additionally, the employees in these locations were asked to get themselves tested for the deadly virus as soon as possible. Though the employees were asked to work from home, there was not any significant impact on the operations of PayTm.
Cognizant has also closed its Hyderabad office temporarily, and employees were asked to work from home until further notice. The IT service provider had to take this step as an employee from another company that operates from the same building was found infected with COVID 19. The office is situated in Raheja Mindspace – one of the major IT parks in Hyderabad. The office was closed for sanitization and disinfection.
3. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
TCS is one of the leading IT service providers having operations all over the world. They have recently shut down their Italy office and advised their employees to work from home. Additionally, they are making sure that the employees can get all the support and access all the information they need. The IT Company is also working closely with their clients to make the situation as normal as possible.
4. HCL Technologies
HCL technologies have activated their epidemic contingency plan in all the affected regions. The plan includes a remote working strategy and special travel instructions for all the employees. They have also set up a Global Task Force to keep track of the situation and take necessary measures by consulting with international agencies whenever required. HCL is taking every step to ensure the continuity of the business while providing reliable support to both employees and clients.
Wipro has recently made an important announcement in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. The software giant has suspended all travels and transits through China. They are also not allowing employees to travel to Hong Kong, Macau, and China until further notice. Additionally, the employees are advised to avoid traveling to countries like Singapore, Japan, and Italy unless it is critical. They have specifically advised their Chinese employees to stay at home for at least 14 days and monitor their health before joining their offices again. The management has issued special instructions regarding hygiene and precautionary measures. They have advised their employees to get them tested for the virus.
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