Here’s what Tata Steel is doing to stave off the coronavirus threat

Here's what Tata Steel is doing to stave off the coronavirus threat

The largest Indian steelmaker has withdrawn biometric attendance and has asked expecting mothers to work from home

Twice-a-day sanitation of staff vehicles, disabling biometric attendance and asking expecting mothers to work from home… these are a few measures that India’s oldest steelmaker Tata Steel has taken to limit the spread of coronavirus in its campuses across the country.

Apart from the measures, the largest Indian steelmaker has also set up a COVID-19 medical task force.

“This is to review the medical preparedness (in terms of availability of PPEs, setting up of quarantine centers, isolation wards, training of doctors and other medical logistics) of Tata Steel hospitals in Jamshedpur and in raw materials locations across Jharkhand and Odisha,” a company spokesperson told Moneycontrol.

The company owns mines in the two states.

Apart from Tata Steel, many other Tata Group companies have taken similar steps. While Tata Sons, the Group holding company, asked employees to avoid face-to-face meetings of more than 20 people, Tata Motors has asked its 40,000 employees in India to keep clear of public transport. 

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