Startups and tech firms in India are taking precautionary measures such as sanitizing office spaces, imposing travel curbs and facilitating remote meetings for employees as they seek to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
Online food delivery and restaurant aggregator Zomato are using multiple channels of communication to sensitise its employees, users, restaurants and delivery partners and has advised its employees to make their own decisions on working from home. It has also created an internal emergency response team.
Ride hailing firm Uber has formed a dedicated team of operations, security and safety executives to respond to any eventuality.
“We are supporting drivers and delivery people who are diagnosed with Covid-19 or placed in quarantine by a public health authority. Drivers and delivery people in these situations will receive compensation for a period of up to 14 days. This has already begun in some markets and we are working to implement mechanisms to do this worldwide,