HUL shuts down Haridwar plant, employees test positive

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Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) shuts down Haridwar plant after many employees test positive for coronavirus

Hindustan Unilever temporarily shuts down the Haridwar plant as many employees have tested positive for coronavirus. 

The company did not disclose the exact number but said that its employees had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. “We can confirm that several employees at our Haridwar factory have been diagnosed with Covid-19 – a large majority of them being asymptomatic. This came out of an employee Covid-19 testing programme we have activated,” HUL said in a statement.

The company further said that it is supporting the affected employees every way it can.

The company also said, “it has implemented world-class hygiene, social distancing and sanitization measures fulfilling the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and local administration”.

A case has been registered in the Sidcul Police Station against the management of the company. The management allegedly violated the government guidelines on COVID-19. An investigation has been ordered into the matter by Ashok Kumar, DG, Law, and Order.

On Sunday, 19 July, HUL had confirmed that it had temporarily shut down its Haridwar plant, after many of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 and its premises were thoroughly sanitized.


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