Maruti Suzuki Manesar Plant Kovid-19: 17 security personnel deployed at Maruti’s Manesar plant went missing after testing positive for COVID-19

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New Delhi: Seventeen employees of a security agency working at Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Manesar (Haryana) plant have gone missing after testing positive for COVID-19.
The employees, who belong to security agency SIS India, tested positive for infectious disease on 17 June and should have been separated by law.
An FIR has now been lodged against the missing employees and against their manager at Industrial Zone-7, Manesar.
According to the FIR lodged by the government doctor posted at PHC Bhangolaula, Gurugram, the workers tested positive for COVID-19 on June 17, and their manager was informed about their status the same day.
The manager informed the health officials that as per the FIR the workers had been abandoned and were asymptomatic.
“But when our medical team reached the site on 18 June, all these 17 patients have already left without any notice. It is for your information and action,” the FIR reads.
When contacted, a MSI spokesperson confirmed the incident.
The spokesperson told PTI, “The people in question who tested positive are not employees of Maruti Suzuki. They are deputed / contract vigilance employees with the company.”
The spokesperson said that the company is following all government guidelines and directives and will extend all assistance and cooperation wherever required.
MSI, however, did not state whether production at the plant was affected due to employees involved in the safety process being COVID-19 positive.
Comments from SIS India could not be received immediately.
Last month, MSI reported a coronavirus case at the Manesar plant.
The auto major resumed the Manesar scheme in May, about 50 days after its closure due to a coronovirus-induced lockdown.
This facility produces high-selling models like Alto, Swift, Dzire, S-Preso, Ertiga and Baleno.
The company’s other plant in Gurugram rolls out models such as the S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, Ignis and Super Carry Light Commercial Vehicles.
The plants at Manesar and Gurugram have a combined installed capacity to churn over 15.5 lakh vehicles per annum.
Apart from MSI, Hyundai Motor India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor have also reported COVID-19 cases at their respective manufacturing plants.

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