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Coronavirus: Reliance to make 1 lakh masks per day, provide free meals across country

Reliance has decided to ramp up production capacity to 1 lakh masks per day, free fuel to emergency vehicles carrying Covid-19 patients and free meals in various cities to support the livelihood of those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 23, 2020 17:31 IST
Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani/File
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Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani/File

Reliance Industries on Monday announced a slew of measures as coronavirus crisis continues to deepen in India. Reliance has decided to ramp up production capacity to 1 lakh masks per day, free fuel to emergency vehicles carrying Covid-19 patients and free meals in various cities to support the livelihood of those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, the company said a hospital run by its CSR arm has readied India's first 100-bedded facility at one of its hospitals in Mumbai for patients who test positive for COVID-19. Also, the company said it will continue to pay contract and temporary workers, even if work has halted due to this crisis. Reliance will provide free fuel for all Emergency Service vehicles used to transport Covid-19 patients while Reliance Foundation will provide free meals across various cities to those whose livelihood has been hit by the outbreak.

HIGHLIGHTS: WHAT RELIANCE WILL DO AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

  • Will continue to pay contract, temporary workers even if work halted due to coronavirus crisis
  • Will provide free fuel for all emergency service vehicles used to transport Covid-19 patients
  • Will raise production capacity to produce 1 lakh face masks a day in view of coronavirus pandemic

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