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Coronavirus panic, it's catching: What companies and individuals are doing

While businesses have taken a hit, the crisis has also uncovered a human side to the cold and abstract face of globalisation

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While companies such as Wipro have set up in-house monitoring teams to assess the crisis, Amazon India, Flipkart, TCS, Godrej Enterprises and Titan have put restrictions on international travel for work

Inside the offices of a global investment bank in Mumbai, panic stalks the floors. Teams are being split up and separated into colour-coded zones, travel plans are on hold and conferences are being cancelled. “We serve our global offices on a number of functions and cannot afford to let work stall. As a precaution, key teams have been segregated so that if one person is infected, we don’t have to quarantine the entire lot,” says a senior executive at the organisation. Of a team of five, for instance, three are now working in one building and two in another.

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First Published: Fri, March 06 2020. 21:14 IST

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