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It was the turn of the big group to grit their teeth. If technology and new economy companies have taken the lead so far in protecting from infections, traditional big groups including Tatas and Reliance will take unusual steps to deal with the growing severity Health hazards. The Indian company said in a voice that it requires its people to reduce travel, restrict meetings and adopt strict hygiene standards. Some of them allowed to work from home and suggested self-isolation, which seemed like a new normal.

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The manufacturing plant has not caught up with the work at home. Unlike the service industry, people in the manufacturing industry do not need to travel extensively outside buildings, which provides natural immunity, especially if it is also connected to towns.

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In addition, business professionals with deep manufacturing experience are actively taking other steps. For example, everyone who steps into the Reliance house is thermally shielded. "We have asked anyone with symptoms such as flu to isolate themselves. Fortunately, in the past month, international travel has been limited and we do not need to isolate any executives." A Reliance spokesperson said.

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Reliance has set up a special group to monitor the situation and brief the chairman and executive director daily. Avoid meetings that require more than 20 people in one room. Maruti Suzuki has told employees to switch to teleconferences and video conferences. At Tata Sons, at least two employees have been quarantined and were working from home when they returned from a country infected with a coronavirus.

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A person familiar with the matter said: "These people have not been tested positive and this is a precautionary measure." The holding company has issued consultations to Tata Group employees to avoid unnecessary travel and .

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Tata Steel has suspended all domestic and international business travel until further notice. As a precaution, it disables biometric-based attendance systems. Coal has instructed staff to avoid shaking hands and use agreeable greetings.

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ITC is developing a business continuity plan to address potential emergencies. Its own Savlon hand wipe dispenser is kept in a conspicuous place. Here, all international travel is also suspended. Anyone who comes from abroad must first meet with the company's doctor before performing other operations.

Companies such as Coca-Cola, Godrej Consumer, and Uber offer employees the option of working from home, as most employees connect via laptops and phones.

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The result of the large-scale relocation to the house is the offices in Mumbai's central business district, such as Bandra, BKC and Worli, which appear to be sparsely populated.

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Those who are not yet accustomed to the "work from home" principle will soon start working. Starting Monday, Star India employees will work from home. "Indian Airlines will minimise risks based on COVID-19 trends and we have decided to take effect on Monday. All our offices in India will be converted to work from home until further notice," a Star India spokesperson said.

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However, Part of the stock market ecosystem has found it difficult to issue "work from home" orders. Mutual fund managers must follow a certain professional ethics to curb insider trading or preemptive trading. Together with the analyst community, they must make extensive use of office infrastructure, such as data terminals that are difficult to replicate at home.

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An industry official said that if the situation worsens, they may have to seek regulatory approval before handing over certain functions to the house. Meanwhile, in terms of active clients, India's largest brokerage company Zerodha has ordered all its 1,200 employees to work from home.

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Many companies, including Mahindra Group, require pregnant women not to come to the office. The insurance company HDFC Life offers all pregnant women the option to work from home.

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ICICI Lombard, another insurance company, is preparing for an emergency. "We conducted exercises at the main office to ensure that we can serve our customers and resolve claims when employees need to work from home. We are consulting our clients on this and assuring them that our health insurance policy covers coronavirus "Inpatient hospitalization", said Sanjay Datta, head of ICICI Lombardy General Insurance, Reinsurance and Claims.

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Several drugmakers in the country cancelled their sales meetings and domestic travel. A leading pharmaceutical giant said: "As the hospital's sales team is rarely allowed to enter most places, the hospital's sales team is now almost invisible to doctors."

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At Bharti Airtel, it works just like it does in the office, but it does a lot of hand disinfection, deep cleaning and heat shielding. Vodafone Idea has published recommendations for business trips, cleaning and home office.

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Top Indian law firms are also taking . Dina Wadia executive partner J Sagar Associates said they have all emergency plans in place, including a ban on unnecessary travel and working from home. She said they are fully prepared for this and are testing its effectiveness through half a day of work in the office, half at home, and all the ways to work from home. Like her, Shweta Shroff Chopra, a partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, said that since the first case was reported in India, her company has taken all emergency measures, including WHO procedures, safety resources (60% alcoholic beverage disinfectant, Masks, disposable eco-friendly crockery, etc.), disable biometrics and take more frequent deep cleaning measures in all of its offices.

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Inputs from Subrata Panda, Satie Modak, Abhijeet Lele, Megha Manchanda, Shally Seth Mohile, Ishita Ayan Dutt, Avishek Rakshit, Viveat Susan Pinto, Raghavendra Kamath, Vinay Umarji, Jash Kriplani and Sohini Das