FMCG major HUL on Sunday said it has temporarily closed down its Haridwar plant, where several of its employees have been tested positive for COVID-19. The company did not disclose the exact number of employees but reports say 33 workers have been tested positive.

“We can confirm that several employees at our Haridwar factory have been diagnosed with Covid-19 a large majority of them being asymptomatic. This came out of an employee Covid-19 testing programme we have activated,” HUL said in a statement.

The company further said, “As an added precaution, we have decided to close the site to ensure deep cleaning and sanitisation before restarting operations.”

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