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What Flipkart, Zomato, Ola, Uber & Swiggy Are Doing For Their Employees For Coronavirus

| Published on March 12, 2020

The Corona virus (COVID-19) has been declared by WHO (World Health Organisation) as a pandemic. It has affected more than a lakh individual around the world already. Amidst all of this, what are food delivery and travel companies doing? As people are cutting back on food delivered from restaurants and even ditching their travel plans, especially from city or country to another.

What are these companies doing for their employees? Interestingly, Indian startups like Flipkart, Ola and Zomato are providing a comfortable work structure to their employees during this scare. Flexible, work-from-home options are being provided for employees who have been affected by the coronavirus, including paid leave.

How are Ride Companies like Ola and Uber dealing with coronavirus?

Most Ola and Uber employees are being affected by the coronavirus as they pick up passengers, to and from airports. There have been 2 confirmed cases in India so far. Hence, Ola has provided sanitizers at its walk-in centres throughout the country. Further, a detailed health advisory has been issued to drivers as well as passengers to take immediate action and assure safety against the COVID-19.

Source: Inc42

How is Flipkart combatting against the COVID-19 pandemic?

Flipkart delivery executives have been provided with sanitizers to keep themselves safe as they travel from door-to-door and deliver the products to their loyal customers. The organisation is also allowing its executives, warehouse staff and core team members to take 3 days off if necessary, in case they feel too sick.

Sick and in need of food? Zomato and Swiggy are also taking measures

Zomato is ensuring that all their delivery executives are schooled about the deadliness of the virus. Strict measures are being taken so that the executives are aware about sanitizing themselves and wearing masks as well as they deliver food from home to home. In a similar way, Swiggy is allowing its executives to take a leave if they are sick. Further, if any customer is sick due to the coronavirus, then they can leave the food by the customer’s doorstep to avoid any contagious interaction.

Source: Business Standard

All e-commerce and delivery portals should take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their customers from the coronavirus. In this unfortunate state of events, the only way to cope is to spread awareness, love and stay strong.

Source: Business Insider

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