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    Many Covid-19 cases at JSW Steel facility, 11000 told to stay home

    Jun 29, 2020 16:52 IST

    At least 264 workers at JSW Steel's Karnataka plant have tested positive for Covid-19. The cases, first of which were reported in early June, have led to the country's leading steelmaker putting restrictions on the movement of workers. The JSW plant is among the largest single-location steel manufacturing facilities in the world. Spread across 10,000 acres, it has a capacity to make 12 million tons of steel a year. To limit the further spread, JSW Steel has asked about 11,000 workers to stay back at home. Additional steps are being taken to test and isolate any employee that shows symptoms. The company has converted the hospital inside the steel plant township into a COVID-19 centre, with 140 beds.

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