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Covid creeping into industrial units; companies, workers face new hurdles

On Sunday, Hyundai Motor had said that in the first week of its operation, three of its employees showed mild symptoms of cough and cold and was tested positive for Covid-19

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Many of the industries are preparing to live with Covid-19 and keep following the SPOs, but some of the small firms fear that the new situation will also result in harassment and abuses from the local authorities and increased corruption.

T E NarasimhanGireesh Babu Chennai
Even as the government is allowing industries to open their manufacturing units, it is subject to various restrictions. The industrial units in Chennai have already reported more than 20 Covid-19 positive cases in a short period of resuming operations with limited number of workers. The challenges faced by the companies include getting more tests done at an affordable cost, and keeping up the operations despite some of the employees are tested positive, among others.

On Sunday, Hyundai Motor India Ltd has said that in the first week of its operation, which started on May 8, 2020, three of its employees

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First Published: May 26 2020 | 6:43 AM IST

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